Online, via Zoom
Inspired by the exhibition Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950, this two-part course explores the ways that women artists contributed to the formal, technical, and conceptual evolution of abstract art. We will discuss the experimental and innovative works these artists created as well as the sexism they confronted and communities of support they formed. With a special focus on works on paper, the course offers participants an in-depth exploration into drawing and printmaking techniques while discussing the works of Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, June Wayne, and more.
January 5 and January 12
The second session will feature a virtual visit to the Whitney’s Sondra Gilman Study Center, which is devoted to the study of works on paper, and will offer a unique, behind-the-scenes look at rarely seen works from the collection.
An open Q&A and discussion follows each session.
Sarah Humphreville is a Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Clara Rojas-Sebesta is the Ellsworth Kelly Conservator of Works on Paper at the Whitney Museum of American Art.