May 11-October 5, 2014
The National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, will present an exhibit featuring Mary Cassatt’s influence upon her friend and mentor, Edgar Degas. The extent to which Cassatt shaped Degas’s artistic production and prepared the way for his warm reception by American audiences will be fully examined in this exhibition for the first time. Their deep friendship was founded on mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talents, despite differences of gender and nationality. These two major figures of the impressionist movement shared a keen observer’s eye, as well as an openness to experimentation. With a focus on the critical period from the late 1870s through the mid-1880s when Degas and Cassatt were most closely allied, this exhibition brings together some 70 works in a variety of media to examine the fascinating artistic dialogue that developed between the two. Groundbreaking technical analysis provides new insight into the intersections between their art, in terms of subject matter as well as choice of media and methods. For more information, call (202) 737-4251 or visit www.nga.gov.
May 13-18, 2014
Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show
Located in Brimfield, Massachusetts, this event is the one of the largest outdoor antiques shows in New England. With approximately 5,000 dealers in 21 different show venues (often referred to as fields), the show geographically covers one mile on both sides of Route 20. The show runs Tuesday through Sunday 3 times a year in May, July, and September. For more information, visit www.brimfield.com.