July 3 – October 10, 2022
East Building Mezzanine
Many works by James McNeill Whistler feature Joanna Hiffernan, a striking, red-haired woman. She was a consistent presence in his life for more than 20 years, yet we know little about her. Explore her life and role as a model, Whistler's images of her, and later works related to the "woman in white."
Sunday, July 3, at 12:00 p.m.
Introduction to the Exhibition
Join us for the exhibition opening and an introductory lecture on the major themes in The Woman in White. Curator Margaret F. MacDonald explores the life of Joanna Hiffernan and her influential role in artist James McNeill Whistler's life and work. Registration is required and opens June 24 at 12:00 p.m.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London
The exhibition has been curated by Margaret F. MacDonald, professor of art history, School of Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with Ann Dumas, curator, Royal Academy of Arts, and consultant curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Charles Brock, associate curator, department of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, February 23–May 22, 2022
Major support for the international tour of the exhibition is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Admission is always free and passes are not required.