Forums and Panels

Feminist Art History Forum

Saturday, March 30 / 10 am – 5 pm


Admission is free, pre-registration is requested

In this era of movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, it’s crucial to examine women’s roles in the visual arts throughout history. The Norton Museum of Art has recently mounted exhibitions that addressed feminist art history, including the solo shows of contemporary women artists in the RAW—Recognition of Art by Women—series beginning in 2011, as well as exhibitions such as Tiny: Streetwise Revisited—Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark (2015–2016); O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York (2016); and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture(2018). In conjunction with the inauguration of the Norton Museum’s Women’s Walk on Cranesnest Way, which commemorates women artists, Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, and Karen Leader, Associate Professor of Art History at Florida Atlantic University, have organized this program to examine the state of feminist art history today.

Leading scholars discussing this topic include Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico; Lisa Gail Collins, Professor and Chair of Art at Vassar College; Catherine Morris, the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Senior Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art; and Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom in London. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these issues in seminars, tours, and a larger discussion.


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Schedule of Events

  • Welcome

    Welcome by Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, and Karen Leader, Associate Professor of Art History, Florida Atlantic University

    10:15am
  • Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico

    No Exit? Deborah Roberts and the Liberation of Black Childhood

    10:30am
  • Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

    Thematic and Monographic Recuperations: Revising Revisionism

    11am
  • Lisa Gail Collins, Professor and Chair of Art History, Vassar College

    Precious Utility: Love, Loss, and a Quilt

    11:30am
  • Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director, The Showroom, London

    Carrie Mae Weems: The Artist as Intellectual

    12pm
  • Lunch Break for speakers and participants in Korman Room

    12:30pm
  • Concurrent Sessions

    Participants select two of the following 45-minute sessions:

                     Elvira Dyangani Ose / Against institutional erasure

                    Lisa Gail Collins / Envisioning Feminist Futures: A Creative, Joyful Imagination Game

    Catherine Morris / Frida Kahlo and Judith Scott: Case Studies on Theorizing Disability Through Biography

                    Kirsten Pai Buick / Georgia O’Keeffe and the Challenge of Landscape

                    Karen Leader / Revising Art History: Walking the [Women’s] Walk

    Session 1 / 1:30 – 2:15 PM 

    Session 2 / 2:30 – 3:15 PM 

    1:30-3:15pm
  • Panel Discussion

    What’s Next for Feminist Art History?

    3:30pm