Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator, European art

The exhibition Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original illuminates Berthe Morisot’s role as an essential figure within the Impressionist movement. Her domestic scenes focus on children, family, and flowers, capturing life in the late 19th century. Deliberately sketchlike and unfinished in appearance, Morisot’s works are not simply a reflection of her daily environment. Rather, they attempt to “fix something of the passing moment.” 

This talk shows how Morisot’s portrayals of the human figure explored Impressionist themes of modernity and reveal a painter who, against the norms of her time and her elevated social background, became an important member of the Parisian avant-garde.

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The lecture is offered twice: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advance ticket sales are closed. Doors open 10 minutes prior to each lecture. Any remaining seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis 5 minutes before each lecture starts. As a courtesy to all guests, there is no late or saved seating.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from:
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Jerold B. Katz Foundation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon G. Dies
Sterling-Turner Foundation
Houston Junior Woman’s Club
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Susan Vaughan Foundation
CFP Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation
Cockrell Family Fund
Ann and John Bookout
Tilman Fertitta Family
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation
Texas Commission on the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon
Lubrizol Foundation
and additional generous donors

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.