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    Leisure, Pleasure, and the Debut of the Modern French Woman

    Presented by at Worcester Art Museum

    May 14 - September 11, 2011


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    Leisure, Pleasure, and the Debut of the Modern French Woman

    This exhibition presents prints and drawings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that illustrate an overall shift in the depiction of women in France. Stereotypically seen in pastoral, aristocratic settings, French women in eighteenth century art are typically portrayed as virtuous role models or dangerous coquettes. However, less than a century later, though depictions such as these still remain, women are portrayed with greater...

    This exhibition presents prints and drawings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that illustrate an overall shift in the depiction of women in France. Stereotypically seen in pastoral, aristocratic settings, French women in eighteenth century art are typically portrayed as virtuous role models or dangerous coquettes. However, less than a century later, though depictions such as these still remain, women are portrayed with greater influence economically and socially, and with greater intellectual and emotional depth. The exhibition features works by Degas, Morisot, Tissot, Gauguin, Debucourt, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cassatt along with other major artists from both centuries.


    Worcester Art Museum

    55 Salisbury Street
    Worcester, MA 01609

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    Admission Info:

     Gallery admission:

    Members: Free

    Non-members:
    $14 Adults
    $12 Seniors and College Students with ID
    FREE for kids 17 and under
    FREE FIRST Saturday Mornings (the first Saturday of each month) 10am-noon


    General Day and Time Info:

     Gallery hours: 


    Wednesday-Friday, Sunday: 11am-5pm


    Saturday: 10am-5pm


    3rd Thursday of every month: 11am-8pm


    Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and the following holidays: New Year's, Easter, Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas



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