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Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

Berthe Morisot. Self-Portrait, 1885. © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, Denis and Annie Rouart Foundation. © Bridgeman

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) a major Impressionist figures, worked alongside Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Despite her accomplishments and her seminal work, she is not as well-known as her Impressionist colleagues. This exhibition, Woman Impressionist traces the exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her era to join the Parisian Avant-Garde.

Through her portrayal of the human figure, Morisot explored impressionist themes of modernity: the intimacy of contemporary bourgeois living and family life, the importance of fashion, women’s domestic work, and an impressionist lens on landscapes and nature. Deliberately sketch-like and unfinished in appearance, her works are not an unmediated reflection of her daily environment but rather address the temporality of representation itself in a careful depiction of the world that attempts to “fix something of the passing moment.”


Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist is organized by the Barnes Foundation, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie.

This exhibition will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the US since 1987, and is co-curated by Sylvie Patry, deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections at the Musée d'Orsay and consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation, and Nicole R. Myers, the Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art.