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Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt
An undated photo released by the New York Public Library, is an 1891 print entitled “The Letter,” by American Artist Mary Cassatt. Eighty-eight examples of Cassatt’s work as a printmaker will be on display at the New York Public Library starting Friday, March, 8, 2013, in an exhibit entitled “Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt.” (AP Photo/New York Public Library, Mary Cassatt)

An undated photo released by the New York Public Library, is an 1891 print entitled “The Letter,” by American Artist Mary Cassatt. Eighty-eight examples of Cassatt’s work as a printmaker will be on display at the New York Public Library starting Friday, March, 8, 2013, in an exhibit entitled “Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt.” (AP Photo/New York Public Library, Mary Cassatt)

 

The art world is finally taking notice of the creative process as equally important as the artwork itself. Two major exhibits on the subject are taking place in New York City: Edward Hopper’s drawings at The Whitney Museum of American Art and Mary Cassatt’s prints at the New York Public Library. And while the former will remain open to the public through October 6, 2013 there are only a few days remaining for you to enjoy Mary Cassatt’s work. The exhibit will close on June 23, 2013.

The most fascinating aspect of this show is that one can observe Cassatt’s hands and mind at work while also reflecting on the relationship between Eastern and Western aesthetics, between high and popular art. (See the Associated Press’s review of the exhibition).

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