If you are in Paris this spring, then treat yourself to this gorgeous Mary Cassatt exhibition.
If you don’t already know the Musée Jacquemart André in Paris, then this is definitely one to make time for. The beautiful building was home to collectors Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart.
The mansion was constructed in the early 1870’s, and today it is still decorated in the style that André and Jacquemart would have enjoyed during their life there together.
After their deaths, the home was transformed into a museum and opened to the public in 1913, and was a huge success from day one. Today, it is not only a wonderfully calm and elegant place to view art, but also a rather wonderful spot for lunch or afternoon tea. You can actually come in and enjoy the restaurant without visiting the museum if you’re short on time.
Right now and until the 23 July there is a lovely exhibition of Mary Cassatt’s work. Mary Cassatt was American, but after a visit to Paris as a child, she adopted France as her second place to be, and split her time between the States and France. Prominent female painters were unusual in the Impressionist movement. She was spotted by Degas, and became a prominent artist, best known for her portraits of mothers and children.
You can find all the details of the show HERE, I went during the morning, when there weren’t many people around and I could enjoy lunch in the restaurant after the show.