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Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900

This groundbreaking exhibition showcases the extraordinary and diverse artistic production of women artists in Paris during a period of great cultural change.

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Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
October 22, 2017–January 14, 2018
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
February 17–May 13, 2018
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
June 9–September 3, 2018


Authors: Laurence Madeline
With Bridget Alsdorf, Richard Kendall, Jane R. Becker, Vibeke Waallann Hansen, Joëlle Bolloch
Publishers: American Federation of Arts & Yale University Press (2017)
Dimensions: 9 ½ x 11 in.
Format: Softcover, 288 pp
ISBN: 978-1-885-444-45-5

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Laurence Madeline is Chief Curator for French National Museums and formerly served as Chief Curator of the Fine Arts division of the Musées d’art et d’histoire (MAH), Geneva. She served as Director of the Musée Léon Dierx, Saint-Denis de La Réunion; Curator at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; and, from 2000 to 2006, Curator at the Musée Picasso, Paris. Her exhibitions include Courbet: les années suisses (2014, MAH); James Ensor (2009–10, Musée d’Orsay and Museum of Modern Art, New York); Picasso-Manet (2008–9, Musée d’Orsay); and Picasso-Ingres (2004, Musée Picasso and Musée Ingres), among others.


Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900 is organized by the American Federation of Arts and curated by independent curator Laurence Madeline.

The exhibition is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the JFM Foundation, Elizabeth K. Belfer, the Florence Gould Foundation, Monique Schoen Warshaw, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Clare McKeon, Steph and Jody La Nasa, Victoria Ershova Triplett, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Finlandia Foundation.

Support for the accompanying publication provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.