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Art At Lunch: American Women Artists on an International Stage

Wednesday, January 31

Art Parkway District

In conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Women, Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will examine American women artists who ambitiously forged international careers. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, many women found greater professional opportunities and creative freedom by working abroad. While Mary Cassatt moved to Paris and famously exhibited with Degas and the French Impressionists, women sculptors like Harriet Hosmer established thriving studios in Rome. Others looked east for inspiration, including printmaker Helen Hyde, who lived in Japan and studied Asian woodblock techniques. Discover the variety of advantages and challenges these artists encountered as they expanded the borders of American art and paved the way for later generations of women to pursue global artistic careers.

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-972-7600 phone
215-972-6198 TTY

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.