Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16 | 5:30-7:30 pm
OKCMOA Noble Theater
$45 non-members, $35 members. Not a member? Join today!
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In 1971, feminist art historian Linda Nochlin posed the, now famous, question “Why have there been no great women artists?” In this class, we will discover that there have, in fact, been hundreds of great women artists, but that they have been systematically excluded from the art historical canon. This lecture series will focus on women artists in Europe from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. During this time, many talented women were working in a variety of artistic fields, but they have largely been left out of art historical texts and museums. We will explore some of the greatest women artists working during this period, focusing on common threads and dispelling misconceptions. Each class will conclude with time spent looking in-person at artworks by modern and contemporary women artists in OKCMOA’s collection that complement the themes explored in the sessions.
Instructor: Bryn Schockmel, Curator
Credit: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (French, 1749-1803). Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Marie Gabrielle Capet (1761-1818) and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond (died 1788), 1785. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953, 53.225.5