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Berthe Morisot--Impressionist

September 6 – November 29, 1987
West Building, Main Floor, Paul Mellon Galleries 73 through 79 (8,000 sq. ft.)

Berthe Morisot, The Sisters, 1869, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Carstairs, 1952.9.2

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 60 oil paintings, 23 watercolors, 13 pastels, and 8 drawings were selected for this first major American museum retrospective devoted to Berthe Morisot. The works, selected by William P. Scott, included many not seen publicly since the artist's memorial exhibition in 1896, the year after her death.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in association with the National Gallery, to mark the 150th anniversary of the college. Charles F. Stuckey was the coordinator. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and contributions from Republic National Bank of New York and Banco Safra, S.A., Brazil.

Attendance: 215,363

Catalog: Berthe Morisot, Impressionist, by Charles F. Stuckey and William P. Scott, with Suzanne G. Lindsay. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and National Gallery of Art, 1987.

Other Venues: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, December 14, 1987–February 22, 1988
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, March 14–May 9, 1988

Morisot, Berthe
French, 1841 - 1895
Le Repos (Portrait of Berthe Morisot)
September 6 – November 29, 1987