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Learning Series Lectures in Contemporary Art: Women in American Art

Thurs, Nov 6, 2014
6:30–7:30 pm

Location to be provided upon RSVP

Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program

Abstract Expressionism and Pop—two key movements for the history of postwar American art—are, for many, epitomized by the work of male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Taking a cue from the Whitney’s recent exhibition Sinister Pop (2012–2013) which opened with a gallery focused on depictions of women within Pop (by both female and male artists), this two-part course will spotlight women who made significant contributions to American art during the zenith of AbEx and Pop. The course will also explore key themes that intersect with questions of gender roles and representation, including the domestic sphere, fashion, politics, and craft. 

This two-part course is part of a continuing program of Learning Series events spanning the months leading up to the opening of the Whitney’s new building in spring 2015. The series began with “Jeff Koons in Context: American Art at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century”, offered in summer and fall 2014. The final course in the series will continue the reverse chronological survey, exploring the decades surrounding the founding of the Whitney in the 1930s.

Options for Part I:
Thursday, November 6, 6:30–7:30 pm
Thursday, November 6, 8–9 pm
Saturday, January 24, 3–4 pm
Saturday, January 24, 5–6 pm

Options for Part II:
Saturday, November 22, 3–4 pm
Saturday, November 22, 5–6 pm
Saturday, January 31, 3–4 pm
Saturday, January 31, 5–6 pm

Open to Learning Series members. Become a member, or upgrade your membership by calling (212) 570-3641.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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