Since Bertha Palmer had the largest collection of Impressionist artwork outside of France, a trip to the Art Institute was a fitting way to conclude our stay on Saturday.
The Palmers donated many works to the museum, including Monet’s “On the Bank of the Seine” and Pierre-August Renoir’s “Two Little Circus Girls,” which Mrs. Palmer was said to travel with. The current special exhibition, “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity,” is the perfect encapsulation of Mrs. Palmer’s lifestyle and affinity for Impressionist art. She most definitely was a modern woman and championed women’s rights, although she was not affiliated with the suffragette movement. The exhibit runs through Sunday, September 29th, so if you are in Chicago soon, you still have a chance to see it.
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