As the art world becomes increasingly focused on contemporary art created by women, it’s a good time to look back and see that female artists have played a surprisingly prominent role in the visual arts since the Renaissance.
In this class, we will look at artists such as Sofinisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Judith Leyster who lived and worked many centuries ago, as well as Impressionist and modernist artists like Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo and Helen Frankenthaler, and right on up to artists like Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kusama and their contemporaries who are working right now.
In this one-day class, we will examine the creations of these and many other women, as well as their lives and the challenges some of them faced working in what has traditionally been seen as a predominantly male profession.
Judy Pomeranz is an art critic, advisor and lecturer who has worked in the field for over thirty years.
- Instructor-distributed materials
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
One session, $130 ($117 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.Register
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