Impressionism with a Woman's Touch: Berthe Morisot​

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Impressionism with a Woman's Touch: Berthe Morisot

This talk explores the French Impressionist whose art often focused on modern young women and children - Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (1841-1895), who captured her world in a vibrant, changing style. We'll follow her life's arc and learn that she and Edouard Manet enjoyed each other's company so much - he also enjoyed her looks - that Berthe became his favorite model. He seems to have urged her to marry his adoring brother, Eugene, who then devoted his life to furthering Morisot's career, making the pair a fixture in late-19th-century Parisian culture. Local museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Newark Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will help tell her story in art.

Presented by art historian and lecturer Dr. Michael Norris. Hosted on Zoom; free and open to all. Register here:

This program is a collaboration between The Field Library of Peekskill, the Putnam Valley Library, and the Highland Falls Library.

* Registration for this program will be handled by the Putnam Valley Library

Dr. Norris received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego, and his MA in classics, and his Ph. D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent 24 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. To learn more visit:


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