Richmond Art Museum’s ‘Whistler To Cassatt’ Show Is Another Triumph

Richmond Art Museum’s ‘Whistler To Cassatt’ Show Is Another Triumph


Here are a few representative comments gleaned from shameless eavesdropping on conversations overheard while visiting the new exhibition, “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France,” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond: “This is a treat!” “I love this layout—you never know what you’ll find around the next corner.” “We definitely need to visit France again.”

Featuring more than 100 works by American artists who lived, traveled, and worked in France between the mid-19th century and the end of World War I, the show was previously at the Denver Art Museum before its visit to the Old Dominion. While this show doesn’t break significant new ground, it does offer us the opportunity to consider what makes an art exhibition in 2022 not only

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