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Lectures

A wine and cheese reception will follow all lectures and gallery talks.

Quita Brodhead and the Women of Abstract Expressionism
Saturday, March 22, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Joan Marter, Board of Governors Professor of Art History, Rutgers University
$15 ($10 members)

Many of the standard accounts of Abstract Expressionism fail to properly acknowledge the work of women artists. Both art historians and critics have marginalized such artists as Elaine de Kooning, Perle Fine, Joan Mitchell, and others. This lecture reframes the received canon of Abstract Expressionism by presenting the critical reception of women artists from the 1950s to the present. Joan Marter is the Board of Governors Professor of Art History at Rutgers University. She has been editor of Woman’s Art Journal for ten years and was curator of the 1997 exhibition Women and Abstract Expressionism: Painting and Sculpture, 1945–1959 at Baruch College.

 

Gallery Talk: Women and Biography
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturers: Aubrey Levinthal, Catherine Mulligan and Mickayel Thurin
FREE

Join contemporary artists Aubrey Levinthal, Catherine Mulligan and Mickayel Thurin for a gallery talk about their work and other artists featured in the Women and Biography exhibition.

The Art of Jessie Drew-Bear and the Legacy of Self-Taught Artists
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: John Ollman

John Ollman, owner of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, will talk about the art of Jessie Drew-Bear and share his knowledge and appreciation of work by self-taught artists. Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is one of the world’s premier galleries for self-taught art and its contemporary influences. Its exhibitions have helped to define the field and develop major public and private collections.

 

Bold Women: Inspired Stories
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Panelists: Dorothy del Bueno, Patricia Carbine, Cindi Ettinger, and Toby Lerner
$15 (10 members)

A panel of distinguished women will discuss their experiences and perceptions related to creativity and business, courage and perseverance, and the contradictions in stereotyped qualities of femininity, authority, and power. Panelists include Dorothy del Bueno, RN, EdD, founder and senior consultant of Performance Management Services, Inc.; Patricia Carbine, cofounder of Ms. magazine; Cindi Ettinger, owner and master printer of C. R. Ettinger Studio, specializing in intaglio and relief prints; and Toby Lerner, owner of the Toby Lerner boutique.

 

Gallery Talk: Jessie Drew Bear: Stories and Dreams
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Rachel McCay
FREE

Rachel McCay, assistant curator at Woodmere Art Museum, will lead a tour of the work of Jessie Drew-Bear.


Tales of Philadelphia’s Art World: Past and Present
Saturday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Nathaniel Popkin
$15 ($10 members)

Reflect on Philadelphia’s art scene, past and present, with author Nathaniel Popkin. Popkin will use Woodmere’s collection and his recent novel, Lion and Leopard, to talk about Philadelphia in the early 1800s, exploring the artistic clashes, interactions, and inspirations between artists Charles Willson Peale, John Lewis Krimmel, and others. Popkin will conclude his talk with a gallery tour of works by contemporary artist, Sarah McEneaney, the juror of this year’s Woodmere Annual.

 

Gallery Talk: The Woodmere Annual
Saturday, July 12, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Sarah McEneaney
FREE

Join Sarah McEneaney, juror of The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition, for a gallery talk and discussion of the artists and works on view. McEneaney, an artist and community activist, lives and works in Philadelphia. She is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia.