Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House hosts a variety of free family events throughout the
year. Blossoms at Butterworth — held each June — features outdoor music, refreshments, and old-fashioned games, as well as tours of the local historic Overlook Neighborhood and two Deere family homes. A traditional 19th Century Christmas open house marks the start of the holiday season on the first Sunday afternoon of December. Other annual events, such as Evenings at Butterworth and Music on the Lawn, appeal to visitors from preschoolers to senior citizens.
Carol Ehlers, Volunteer for Arts Insight of Chicago Institute of Art, presents a talk on the life of Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Images of landscapes, domestic scenes, family, and gardens that represent her life and Impressionist style, will be featured.
Morisot was not as well-known as Mary Cassatt, due to her paintings remaining in private hands for many years. As a colleague of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, she joined the Impressionist group and exhibited in seven of the eight Impressionist Exhibitions. Her close friendship with Edouard Manet led to her being a model in his work. Their influence on each other’s works will be featured in the program.
Berthe Morisot’s marriage to Eugene Manet, brother of Edouard Manet, and life of her daughter, Julie, are documented in her artwork. She was hostess of a leading salon and her career is intertwined with images of her artwork. Come experience her artwork which documents her life as one of the great and least known Impressionist artists.
Art Talks at Butterworth Center
3p, Sunday, October 21, 2018
She Lived Her Painting and
Painted Her Life
Lady at Her Toilet, 1875
Berthe Morisot Oil on canvas,
23 x 31 1⁄2 in.,
The Stickley Fund,
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House
1105-8th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265
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