Come Celebrate The Female Founding Member of Impressionism, Berthe Morisot

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Pierre Léon Gallery - Alliance Française

24 Spadina Road

Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

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A night of art and brilliance in honour of Berthe Morisot, a founding member of the Impressionist movement.

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Please join us for a night of art and brilliance in honour of Berthe Morisot’s birthday, the French artist and one of the founding members of the ground-breaking Impressionist movement.

Repaint History is proud to host this soirée in partnership with The Social Collective to bring recognition to Berthe Morisot and highlight her accomplishments.

The event will be accompanied by an engaging conversation between Dr. Alison Syme, Associate Professor of Modern Art History at University of Toronto and Dr. Allison Morehead, Associate Professor of Modern Art history at Queen’s University. This conversation will be focused on Berthe Morisot, her accomplishments and contributions to the art world.

We also would like to thank the French Cultural Services in Toronto for their help to organize this event.

The event will be hosted at Pierre Léon Gallery located at; 24 Spadina Road - Toronto, Alliance Francaise.

This is a Free Event.

About Dr. Alison Syme:

Alison Syme is Associate Professor of Modern Art at the University of Toronto. Her publications, which frequently explore intersections between the histories of art, literature, and science, include A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (Penn State UP, 2010) and Willow (Reaktion, 2014). She is currently completing a book on the Victorian artist Edward Burne-Jones, the research for which has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.

About Dr. Allison Morehead:

Allison Morehead studies the relays between modernism, the psy-sciences, and the medicalization of modern life. She is the author of Nature’s Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form (Penn State University Press, 2017), and numerous articles on French and Scandinavian modernisms. At Queen's, she teaches classes on impressionism, symbolism, gender and modernism, art institutions, and art and medicine. She leads the research group, Edvard Munch, Modernism, and Medicine, which supports her research on the history of nursing and an exhibition she is curating for 2022.

About The Social Collective

The Social Collective was founded with the aim to gather like-minded individuals to share their interest in all matters artistic, creative, and cultural within sophisticated yet comfortable social settings, a modern take on Parisian salons in the early years of the 20th century.

The Social Collective has collaborated with well-known organizations such as the Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry Opera, and Autodidact Magazine, as well as hosting several events with speakers ranging from the artistic director of a contemporary opera company to the creators of an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand. The Social Collective has also sponsored emerging artists and curators including an exhibition at Design Exchange in Toronto, ultimately aiming to offer a stimulating melange of arts and culture experiences.

About Repaint History

Repaint History is a female led company focused on addressing the gender gap in the art world and bringing recognition to female artists of the past while supporting present and future female identifying artists. The company focuses on three distinctive methods to achieve its mission, an innovative clothing line dedicated to female artists name, mentorship events for female identifying artists as well as media, talks and event partnerships focused on bringing recognition to female artists and addressing the gender gap. To date the company has collaborated with many well-known local and international organizations such as the AGO, Art Toronto, The Barnes Foundation and many more.

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Pierre Léon Gallery - Alliance Française

24 Spadina Road

Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

Canada

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