The Boating Party
Artist: Mary Cassatt
Medium: Vinyl reproduction of original (oil on canvas)
In Collection: Outdoor Gallery Collection
“The Boating Party” by Mary Cassett is located on the south wall of building 4, the Allen Liberal Arts Building.
The Boating Party depicts an unknown woman, baby, and man in a sailboat. The boat has a canoe stern, is boomless, and has three thwarts. The inside of the boat is described as yellow. It is an unusual painting in Cassatt’s œuvre. While it does show her familiar theme of a mother and child, most of her other paintings are set in interiors or in gardens. It is also one of her largest oil paintings.