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Working Girls: The Milliners of Nineteenth-Century Paris

  • Saint Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us to learn about the milliners who created the hats that fascinated Degas and his Impressionist circle. 

In this lecture, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, art historian, will introduce famous milliners like Esther Meyer, Caroline Reboux, Madame Josse, and Madame Georgette as well as the anonymous petits mains (“little hands”) who created one-of-a-kind works of art, often in oppressive or dangerous working conditions.

This free program is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Endowment. A ticket is required for entry and can be reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix at, or by calling 314.534.1111. Please note that an RSVP to this Facebook event will not secure a seat.