- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Painter Berthe Morisot won fame as the only female member of the 19th-century French impressionist movement, but her work rarely has been shown in the United States. Now Americans can see her revolutionary portraits and landscapes at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and Her Circle, which includes both her work and that of her friends and family. At the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through May 8. Free. 202/783-5000 or www.nmwa.org.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

The National Gallery of Art showcases movies about art and history in every cycle of its free film programs. This weekend and next, the institution will draw attention to an annual event that specializes in those two subjects, Montreal’s International Festival of Films on Art. The Gallery is devoting three programs to selections from the 2004 festival: Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. The titles include A Model for Matisse: The History of the Chapel of the Rosary at Vence, Le grand chalet de Balthus, The Deliverance of Tolstoy, The Lost Secret of Catherine the Great and A Constructive Madness: Frank Gehry. Festival director Rene Rozon will introduce the Sunday program. East Building auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/842-6799.

— Gary Arnold

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