Join Us for Two Events Celebrating "Women's Work"

June 21, 2022 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

There have always been great women artists—a fact that feminist art historians have continually and consistently reinforced over the past half century. Using this summer’s new “Women’s Work” exhibition at Lyndhurst as a source of inspiration, these two virtual events will delve into the complex history of women’s artistry; the growing recognition of the influence of women artists, feminist artists, and women artists of color on the art world; and the deep connections that exist between the production of art and the places where women created it.

These programs are brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Where Women Made History program in conjunction with the “Women’s Work” exhibition at Lyndhurst—a National Trust Historic Site.

IHC educators in Corita's studio.

photo by: Corita Art Center

A group of Immaculate Heart College educators inside Sister Mary Corita's studio in Los Angeles. Sister Corita is featured in "Preserving Places Where Women Made Art," one of two events celebrating the work of women artists.

Thursday August 4, 2022

1:00 – 2:30 ET

Preserving the Places Where Women Made Art

This event will take place 1 p.m. ET / Noon CT / 11 a.m MT / 10 a.m. PT.

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The places where women artists were inspired to produce their work is as significant as their artwork. Yet too often these sites of creativity are not considered critical when assessing an artist’s work, influences, or impact.

In this event, a panel of geographically, culturally, and thematically diverse places of women’s artistry and creativity will consider both “how” and “why” it is important to recognize and preserve these places where women made art. In doing so we’ll explore a range of approaches for tackling the challenges of preserving the place-based legacy of women artists, examine the manner in which the artists’ stories are presented to the public to bring women artists the recognition and respect they deserve, and how these historic places can continue to inspire education, activism, advocacy, and new artwork in their communities.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 ET

The Evolution of “Women’s” Art from Womanhouse to Today: A Conversation with Lucy Lippard and Harmony Hammond

This event will take place 1 p.m. ET / Noon CT / 11 a.m MT / 10 a.m. PT.

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Join us for a very special event—award-winning writer, art critic, curator, activist, and early champion of feminist art, Lucy Lippard, in conversation with artist and activist Harmony Hammond, whose work over the last five decades pioneered a visual language that confronted gender, class, and sexual orientation.

This spirited and wide-ranging conversation will delve into the evolution of the definition of “women artists” and “feminist artists,” beginning with the groundbreaking second wave feminists who directly challenged the patriarchal art system in the 1960s and 1970s. Essential to this discussion are the many ways in which LGBTQ and women artists of color have problematized and broadened that early approach to directly address issues ranging from their own cultural and familial heritage, the fluidity of sexuality and identity, and the inherent inequities in the consumerism that drives the global art market. And in doing so, greatly changed our understanding of what it means to be a woman artist.

Additional speakers may be added to this session.

Every place has a woman's story to tell. Through Where Women Made History, we are identifying, honoring, and elevating places across the country where women have changed their communities and the world.

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