Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Please note: This lecture contains themes and images that depict structural violence, bias, and trauma. Several images contain nudity.
Women have participated in the production of art in all phases of history. In ancient cultures, there are clear indications and known contributions by women and girls. Starting in the Middle Ages, women artists in the western world became known by name, and many had active careers with patrons in many countries. In Asia, women artists similarly had vital reputations and known widely, but usually, their reputations remained limited to their national borders. Beginning in the 18th century, women started having more access to art education, and the numbers of women artists increased. Now, in the 21st century, there are many well-known and accomplished women artists. This lecture will center on a few figures in history, explain some of the factors that propelled women into becoming artists, and why some succeeded.
Anne Swartz is a Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She focuses on contemporary art in her writing, curating, and public lectures, with an emphasis on feminist art. She has published numerous essays, reviews, and exhibition catalogues. She guest curated the exhibition “Pattern and Decoration: An Ideal Vision in American Art,” at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York. Her awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan.
Image credits: “Untitled”, a self portrait by Frida Kahlo
This talk is part our COVID-19 response lecture series. Since no one can travel, we’re bringing stunning art from worldwide locations to your family at home. These lectures are hosted by experts the world (and US) over, from Australia to New Delhi and Los Angeles to New Jersey. The times are all listed in Pacific Time (PDT) as the university is based in California. The Zoom links will be posted to each webpage the day before the lecture starts, so please note the dates and times in your calendar and check back. Please feel free to direct any questions to email@example.com.