This program will examine the rise of accomplished western women artists during the 20th century who shaped the concept of modern art: e.g., Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, and Kara Walker. Building on this rich legacy, it will explore how the intergenerational roles of women have changed and influenced contemporary female artists active in today’s Western American-based art scene. This symposium will scrutinize the march for gender parity in the art world and the movement to increase the underrepresentation of women artists in critical reception, commercial appeal, and institutional support, examining what steps are being taken to address this disparity and exploring institutional strategies for advancing the prospects for women artists in the American West.
Arnold J. Kemp (Dean of Graduate Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) - keynote
“Critiquing the Support/Supporting the Critical: Universities, Art Schools, Residencies and Alternative Spaces”
Claudia Schmuckli (Contemporary Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) - moderator
Guerrilla Girl (Käthe Kollwitz)
Claudia Altman-Siegel (Director, Altman Siegel Gallery)
Renny Pritikin (Chief Curator, Contemporary Jewish Museum)
Hung Liu (Artist & Professor Emerita of Art, Mills College)
Sponsored by Stanford University and Minnesota Street Project, this event is part of the Bill Lane Center for the American West’s ongoing ArtsWest Initiative.
Please register for this free event here (advance registration is encouraged as seating is limited).