Interview: Stephen Jost on a new Mary Cassatt exhibit at the Shelburne Museum
06/26/08 5:30PM By Neal Charnoff
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A new exhibition at the Shelburne Museum focuses on the American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. "Mary Cassatt: Friends and Family" features more than 60 works by Cassatt and her contemporary Edgar Degas. Cassatt is perhaps best known for her mother-and-child portraits, many of which are loan from private collections and other museums.
VPR's Neal Charnoff visited the Shelburne Museum and talked with museum director Stephan Jost about the exhibit.
Top - Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) - Louisine Havemeyer and her Daughter Electra (pastel on wove paper, 1895), Collection of Shelburne Museum. Photo courtesy Shelburne Museum
Right - Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) - Bathing the Young Heir (oil on canvas ca. 1891), On loan from Donna and Marvin Schwartz. Photo courtesy Shelburne Museum