On August 4, 2022 the National Trust for Historic Preservation hosted the first of three events celebrating "Women's Work." This event "Preserving the Places Where Women Made Art" was developed by the National Trust’s Where Women Made History program in conjunction with the “Women’s Work” exhibition at Lyndhurst—a National Trust Historic Site located in Tarrytown, New York.
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.
- Valerie Balint, Director, Historic Artists Homes and Studios—a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Franklin Johnson-Norwood, Jr., Past President of VSU Alumni Association, owner of Azurest South, the self-designed home and studio of an LGBTQ Black architect and artist, Amaza Lee Meredith
- Dr. Lucha Martinez de Luna, Associate Curator of Latino Heritage at History Colorado and Director of the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project
- Victoria Munro, Executive Director of The Alice Austen House Museum
- Giustina Renzoni, Curator of Historic Properties at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum
- Nellie Scott, Director, Corita Art Center Studio of Sister Mary Corita of Immaculate Heart College
- Moderator: Chris Morris, Program Manager of Where Women Made History, National Trust
- "Women's Work" at Lyndhurst
- The Colorful Past and Bright Future of Azurest South, Home of a Pioneering Black Architect
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- Bringing New Perspectives Into Focus at New York’s Alice Austen House
- More Than a Pop Art Nun: Preserving the Studio of Sister Mary Corita Kent
- Sister Mary Corita on Art (Video)
- Endangered Public Art: Murals Hold Memories for Denver's Chicano/a/x Community
- Murals Are Hot in Denver, but Is Cultural History Taking a Hit? (Westword)