Paul Fisher, associate professor, American Studies, Wellesley College

Mary Cassatt and her friend, art collector Louisine Havemeyer, collaborated on a 1915 New York exhibition of Cassatt’s later paintings that not only paired her work with old masters, but also benefited the cause of women’s suffrage. See how this show exposed the quiet feminism behind her work and made bold claims for Cassatt’s importance as a painter.

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Above: Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Caresse Maternelle (detail), about 1902. 1970.252. Oil on canvas. Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb.