A Woman of Style: Mary Cassatt – Online Art Lecture

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DateAugust 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $Free

Non-Member's Price $20


Event details

Summer vacationers traverse the globe in search of new sights and experiences, but we’ve got them all right here! It’s stay-cation time – join us for a summer series of virtual art lectures and guided tours led by professional art historians and archeologists.

Mary Cassatt depicted the “New Woman” of the 19th century from the woman’s perspective. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Although Cassatt did not explicitly make political statements about women’s rights in her work, her artistic portrayal of women was consistently done with dignity and the suggestion of a deeper, meaningful inner life.  She was described as one of “les trois grandes dames of Impressionism” alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot and her work was compared to that of her good friend Degas, as they both sought to depict movement, light, and design in the most modern sense.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on event is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, patio or kitchen table! An access link will be provided prior to the start of the event.


Kevin Costello graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and University of London’s Goldsmiths College with diplomas in Fine Art and Art History.

Kevin’s involvement in the Sarasota arts community is varied and includes having been Art and Architecture Correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Contributing Writer for Arts and Culture Magazine.

Kevin, a studio artist, has taught painting, figure and conceptual drawing, sculpture and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

He is a poet and a lecturer in contemporary art history at numerous arts and continuing education institutions throughout Central West Florida.