Women Who Transformed Art in the West

Saturday, February 24, 2018

3:00 pm

Minnesota Street Project,1275 Minnesota Street (@ 24th Street), San Francisco Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West & Minnesota Street Project

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. 

It will feature:

  • 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)

Note on Access and Parking
There is ample free street parking and the 22nd Street Caltrain station is just two blocks away from this location.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Minnesota Street Project,1275 Minnesota Street (@ 24th Street), San Francisco Map

Open with Free Registration


Arts Conference / Symposium Visual Humanities Women / Gender 

General Public, Students, Alumni/Friends
650-721-1588, marc3@stanford.edu, julie@minnesotastreetproject.com
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