Book Club: Women Artists in Paris

Book Club: Women Artists in Paris


June 27, 2018

7:00 PM-9:00 PM


Special Event

General Admission
0.00 per
Manton Research Center

In celebration of the exhibition Women Artists in Paris 1850–1900, the Clark hosts a summer book club featuring three novels set in nineteenth-century France, each centering on remarkable female characters and the vibrant and changing society in which they lived. The book group meets once a month in June, July, and August. Clark staff members facilitate discussion of George Sand’s Indiana (June 27), Émile Zola’s L’Assommoir (July 25), and Colette’s Chérie (August 29). 

The book club is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please reserve for one or all the meetings through this webpage (see box at right) or call 413 458 0524. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900 is organized by the American Federation of Arts. Guest curator Laurence Madeline, Chief Curator for French National Heritage, was aided by Suzanne Ramljak, AFA Curator, and Jeremiah William McCarthy, AFA Associate Curator. Presentation of the exhibition at the Clark is coordinated by Esther Bell, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator at the Clark.

The exhibition is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 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.

Presentation of Women Artists in Paris at the Clark is made possible by the generous contribution of Denise Littlefield Sobel, with additional support from the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Image: Amélie Beaury-Saurel (French/Barcelona, 1849-1924), Dans le bleu (detail), 1894. Pastel on canvas, 29 1/2 x 32 5/16 in. Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, RO 494. Courtesy American Federation of Arts