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Art History Talk: Documenting the Dust Bowl:  Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Rebecca’s first five lectures this season will feature the work of women artists, some well-known, others nearly forgotten.  Frida Kahlo has become a feminist icon, but how many people know that the sculptor of Lincoln in the US Capitol was the work of Vinnie (Lavinia) Ream?  Or that women photographers were crisscrossing Depression-era America making photographs of dignity amidst squalor?  A final lecture on Impressionist Gardens will serve to whet our appetite…

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Art History Talk – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo took up painting after a devastating streetcar accident and wed Diego Rivera a few years later. She adopted a flamboyant persona, slugging tequila and taking lovers of both sexes, and used art as a way of combating her physical and emotional pain.

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Art History Talk – Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold is a nearly 90-year-old painter, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, but also an award-winning author of children’s books and a pioneering activist.  She is best known for her narrative quilts exploring the African-American condition.

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Art History Talk – Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois

Two of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century were immigrants named Louise. Nevelson, who emigrated from Ukraine as a child, incorporated found objects, spray-painted a single color, into her distinctive constructions. Paris-born Bourgeois used a wide variety of mediums to explore the human body and psyche.

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Art History Talk – The “White, Marmorean Flock”: American Neoclassical Sculptresses in Rome

In the mid-1800s, several American women sculptors were living and working in Rome. Harriet Hosmer settled there first, followed by Edmonia Lewis, Emma Stebbins, and others. They were drawn by the abundant marble, inspiring classical heritage, and surprising lack of societal prejudice.

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Art History Talk – The Impressionist Garden

Gardens were an important motif of early Impressionist art, featuring prominently in the works of Monet, Renoir, Morisot and Cassatt. Several Impressionists were also passionate gardeners. Much later in his career, Monet would create a garden at his home in Giverny, which gave him the glorious waterlily theme of his final decades.

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