Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist Symposium Keynote Talk - Inside Out: Modern Life According to Morisot

March 29, 2019
Horchow Auditorium

In her lucid and analytical paintings, Berthe Morisot expressed an essential aspect of modern life. At the heart of the Impressionist movement, in the age of Baudelaire, she represented the interior values on which her society depended. Dr. Anne Higonnet explores modern life according to Morisot in this keynote talk. Dr. Higonnet works on art since 1650, on childhood, and on collecting. A 1980 Harvard College BA, she received her PhD from Yale University in 1988. She is now Professor and Chair of Art History at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her work has been supported by Getty, Guggenheim, and Social Science Research Council fellowships, as well as by grants from the Mellon, Howard, and Kress foundations. She has published many essays, five print books, and two book-scale digital projects, is a prize-winning teacher, and lectures widely, including in the Live Arts program of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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