ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre will screen Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman as a high-definition Exhibition On Screen presentation on Thursday, March 16, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition On Screen create films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from leading historians and arts critics.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.
“Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted,” said The Strand, in a news release.
She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art.
“The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written,” said the release. “Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all.”
Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman was released to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Running time is 1 hours 33 minutes.
Tickets: $15/General Admission, $12/Strand Members. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St., Rockland.
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