Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Acclaimed author Mary Gabriel speaks about her new book, Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art (Little, Brown), with Deborah Solomon, art critic and biographer. The book tells the story of five women artists who transformed the New York art world in the middle of the twentieth century. Gabriel’s writing brings to life their passionate struggle to challenge artistic and social traditions, and in doing so tells a crucial chapter in the history of American art.
The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception.
Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).
Mary Gabriel is the author of Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as of Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. She worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades and lives in Ireland.
Deborah Solomon is the art critic for WNYC Radio and a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She is the author of Jackson Pollock: A Biography and Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, and she is currently at work on a biography of Jasper Johns.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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