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Mary Cassatt: The Color Prints

June 18 – August 27, 1989
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest

Mary Cassatt, The Banjo Lesson, c. 1893, color drypoint and aquatint with monotype inking, Gift of Mrs. Jane C. Carey as an addition to the Addie Burr Clark Memorial Collection, 1959.12.6

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

Overview: The exhibition included 105 prints, 11 drawings, 3 pastels, and 6 paintings, primarily from the collection of Cassatt prints given to the National Gallery by Lessing J. Rosenwald, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States and abroad. This first large exhibition devoted to Cassatt's color prints was organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art.

Organization: Exhibition curators were Nancy Mowll Mathews, Prendergast curator, Williams College Museum of Art, and Barbara Stern Shapiro, associate curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings, coordinated the exhibition at the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Attendance: 141,361

Catalog: Mary Cassatt: The Color Prints, by Nancy Mowll Mathews and Barbara Stern Shapiro. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with Williams College Museum of Art, 1989.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 9–November 5, 1989
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, November 24, 1989–January 21, 1990