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Édouard Manet. Victorine Meurent (detail), c. 1862. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. On loan to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Photograph © 2021 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Free; registration required

About the Talk

Update: This member talk has been postponed. Registrants will receive updates via email.

A generation before Suzanne Valadon, another popular model—a favorite of Édouard Manet—made the transition from muse to artist: Victorine Meurent (1844–1927) posed for over a decade before making her own debut at the Paris Salon in 1876. Join curator Katie Hanson for an online talk exploring the life and work of this little-known painter with a familiar face.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Registrants will be emailed a link to access the talk on Wednesday, October 26.


Katie Hanson

Hanson is Curator of European Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her recent projects include exhibitions dedicated to Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, and Egon Schiele, as well as the medium of pastel in the age of impressionism. Hanson was the lead curator for the 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at the National Gallery of Victoria.