Published: October 19, 2010
The American Folk Art Museum will present a symposium, Focus On Women In Art, on Saturday, November 13, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The event, organized by Lee Kogan, is sponsored in part by the American Folk Art Society.
The program is an examination of the changing roles of women in culture as seen through artworks of and by women. It will include topics as diverse as women artists in ancient Greece and Rome, Renaissance women as art patrons, American folk art by and about women, artists Ruth Henshaw Bascom and Orra White Hitchcock, and American masterwork quilts, followed by a theorem painting demonstration and a panel discussion.
Participants include Lois S. Avigad, Maria Ann Conelli, Daria D’Arienzo, Bill Gemmill, Kim J. Hartswick, Stacy C. Hollander, Jane Kallir, Jeff Pressman, Betsy Krieg Salm, Elizabeth V. Warren and Marc and Tracy Whitehead.
Following the lunch break, Elizabeth Warren will conduct a tour of the exhibition, “Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum,” which focuses on the visual power and historic importance of this artistic tradition and the many skilled women who gave it shape.
Admission to the symposium is $130; $115 museum members, seniors and students. For general information, www.folkartmuseum.org or 212-265-1040, ext 105 (tickets are ext 160).
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