Arts Express Bus Trip: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
THE WOMAN IN WHITE: JOANNA HIFFERNAN AND JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER
Tuesday, August 30
Cost: $75, Non-Members $90
Joanna Hiffernan, an Irish immigrant to London, played a critical role in the art and life of American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler. During the early 1860s she worked closely with Whistler, primarily as a model, on innovative paintings, prints, and drawings that challenged prevailing cultural norms and established Whistler’s reputation as one of the most influential artists of the late 19th century. The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler represents the first concerted effort to better account for what is hidden in plain sight in so many of Whistler’s celebrated early works: Hiffernan herself.