Nurse Pushes Agency to Close 2009 Case

Petition asks court to force labor arbiter to end 'unreasonable delays' in union lobbying complaint

Nurses help Dr. Dorry Segev prepair forA Rhode Island nurse is asking a federal court to help settle a 2009 complaint about her union's lobbying expenses and dues disclosures.

Colors of a Life

Review: "Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist" at the Barnes Foundation

Berthe Morisot was the only woman to show paintings at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. She first exhibited her work at the Paris Salon in 1864, at 23 years old, after studying under Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. And one year after her death from pneumonia in 1895, a tribute retrospective was held for her at the Durand-Ruel gallery, with her peers (and fans) Degas and Renoir curating her works. Now, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has a retrospective of Morisot, titled "Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist," that runs until Jan. 14. The title of the exhibit makes one well aware that the artist's gender had as much of an effect on the way she was viewed in her own life as she is viewed currently. It is still important, however, to judge a painting on the skill of the painter and the effect of the painting itself, rather than the struggles the painter faced to produce it.