Woman with a Sunflower looks like one of Mary Cassatt’s charming domestic scenes. But when she painted this in 1905, times were changing and this is actually a bold statement of women’s rights! 

In this episode, art historian Nikki Georgopulos joins us to share the secret of the sunflower, and how her research led to the painting’s original name being restored.

“A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas https://youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo

Episode theme is “Prelude no. 4 in F major” composed by Gabriel Fauré. Courtesy of musopen.
org https://musopen.org/music/7934-9-preludes-op-103/

Closing theme is “Give the Ballot to the Mothers” courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways.
https://folkways.si.edu/explore

Artwork information Woman with a Sunflower https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.46573.html

Nikki Georgopolus blog post
https://www.nga.gov/blog/cassatt-suffragist-symbolism.html

 

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