Boise Art Museum announces the presentation of three Impressionist masterworks from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Mary Cassatt’s Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla,
Frederick Carl Frieseke’s Nude Seated at Her Dressing Table,
and Childe Hassam’s Tanagra (The Builders, New York).
Each of these portraits provides a distinctive view of women at the turn of the twentieth century, filtered through the lens of the artist’s experience.
Cassatt’s travels in Spain, Frieseke’s residence at the Giverny art colony, and Hassam’s urban lifestyle in New York City, are expressed through their individual choices of palette, pose, and setting.
Opening alongside Impressionism in the Northwest, this exhibition provides an expanded view of the American Impressionist movement, and affords visitors the unique opportunity to experience artworks by three of the United States’ preeminent artists.