La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
[image: (Left) Édouard Manet "Bequest of Sarah Choate Sears in memory of her husband, Joshua Montgomery Sears 66.304; (Right) John Singer Sargent Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Charles Inches' daughter, Louise Brimmer Inches Seton 1991.926 Photographs ©
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The word “Parisienne” refers to women who live in the alluring city of Paris. This traditionally included refined hostesses who oversaw salons, women who sported novel hairstyles and trendy attire, models who served as artists’ muses, and painters and actresses whose flourishing talent allowed them to make their own way in life. The myriad lifestyles of these women were reflections of the age.
This exhibition focuses on the women who embodied French culture from the 18th to the 20th century in some 120 works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to extravagant dresses and hand-colored prints that depict trends and fashions of the period, viewers can look forward to Renoir’s painting of a woman in exotic costume, Manet’s portrait of a dignified singer on a street corner, and works by Mary Cassatt, an American artist who made a name for herself in Paris. Enjoy this diverse range of works related to Parisiennes.
Lecture Series (with sign language interpretation)
Venue: Auditorium, Setagaya Art Museum
*Numbered admission ticket will be distributed from 13:00 on the day of the event.
Lecture: Portraits of Women of the Belle Epoch - As a Painter, As a Women, As a Parisienne
Date: Jan. 14 (Sun), 14:00-15:30 (doors open 13:30)
Speaker: Nobuyuki Senzoku (Director of Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum)
¥100 Workshop - O France Fragrance
Date: Every Saturday during the exhibition period, 13:00-15:00 (attendees can join/leave at any point)
Venue: B1F workshop rooms, Setagaya Art Museum
Admission: ¥100 per session
*Events in Japanese.
*Please see the official website for information on further events.