National Gallery of Art
$250,000
Washington, D.C.
2020

To support The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, a survey exhibition of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s many renderings of Joanna Hiffernan, and for the first time, a comprehensive account of her role as an active participant in Whistler’s creative and personal life during the early 1860s. Co-organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Royal Academy of Art, this show highlights several works that resulted from the two months that Whistler and Hiffernan spent in Trouville in the fall of 1865 in the company of Gustave Courbet, Whistler’s mentor, friend, and rival. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.