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Mary Cassatt

June 6 – September 6, 1999
East Building Mezzanine

Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/1894, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.94

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

Overview: This survey of Mary Cassatt's work included 46 paintings and 10 color prints. It was the first comprehensive showing of Cassatt's work since the National Gallery's 1970 exhibition. The showing in Washington included works from the Chester Dale collection, which, by terms of the Dale gift, can only be shown at the National Gallery of Art.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., senior curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, coordinated the exhibition.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by the support of Aetna. The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. provided support for the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

Attendance: 266,835

Catalog: Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, organized by Judith A. Barter, with contributions by Erica E. Hirshler et al. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.

Brochure: Mary Cassatt, by Deborah Chotner. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

Other Venues: Art Institute of Chicago, October 13, 1998–January 10, 1999
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 14–May 9, 1999