Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America (Part 5)

WEDNESDAYS | October 11, 18, 25* & November 1, 8*, 15 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium, *Fluor Gallery

6-part lecture series presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context
Part 1 | Woman in the Arts in America: Women in the Arts have had a vastly different experience than men. We will look at some of the pioneering woman American artists and discuss their access to education and the market as well as the contributions of women as artists and benefactors in the arts.
Part 2 | Woman as Patrons of the Arts in America: One of the greatest contributions of women to the Arts of America is as patrons and collectors. We will consider the fascinating histories and collections of key American collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner as well as the “Ladies” who founded the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Part 3 | American Woman Collectors and Artists in the early 20th Century: We will continue to look at American Woman collectors including Arabella Huntington, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Alice Walton of the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Part 4 | The Extraordinary Georgia O’Keeffe: We will discuss the work of female pioneer, Georgia O’Keeffe, as an early American Modernist. Her abstract biomorphic forms done in the 1910s placed her in the avant-garde of her day attracting the attention of photographer and gallerist, Alfred Stieglitz, who played a key role in her life and career.

Part 5 | Woman in a Man’s World: Helen Frankenthaler The post war period in America will be one of extraordinary machisimo as men dominated the cultural landscape. Yet, even under the weight of the male dominated movement of Abstract Expressionism, the young Helen Frankenthaler will make an important contribution.

Part 6 | Feminist Art of the 1970’s: A Feminist revolution will take place in the 1970’s changing art across America. We will consider several of the key figures and will watch a portion of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s 2010 documentary !Women Art Revolution.

Ticket info: 

Individual lecture: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12 PURCHASE TICKETS

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

November 8, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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