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Lecture: Perspectives on Women Artists and Abstraction

Feb 18, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free

Add to Calendar 2/18/2020 6:30 PM 2/18/2020 7:30 PM America/Chicago Lecture: Perspectives on Women Artists and Abstraction

Join art historian and executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Elizabeth Smith, for a discussion of major women innovators in twentieth-century abstraction, including sculptor Lee Bontecou and painter Helen Frankenthaler.

Doors open at 6:00PM. Seating is first come, first served.

Elizabeth Smith's Biography:

Prior to becoming the first executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in 2013, Elizabeth Smith served as the Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs, at the AGO, one of North America’s most distinguished art museums. She was responsible for the Museum’s artistic program as a whole, from conception to delivery. This has included directing five major curatorial divisions, plus collections management and conservation, exhibition services, and the research library and archives. Likewise Smith has previously served as chief curator and deputy director of programs at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Elizabeth Smith earned her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, in 1979, with concentration in language, literature, and the history of Spain; and her M.A. in art history from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in 1980, where her major field was nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American painting and sculpture.

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Join art historian and executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Elizabeth Smith, for a discussion of major women innovators in twentieth-century abstraction, including sculptor Lee Bontecou and painter Helen Frankenthaler.

Doors open at 6:00PM. Seating is first come, first served.

Elizabeth Smith's Biography:

Prior to becoming the first executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in 2013, Elizabeth Smith served as the Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs, at the AGO, one of North America’s most distinguished art museums. She was responsible for the Museum’s artistic program as a whole, from conception to delivery. This has included directing five major curatorial divisions, plus collections management and conservation, exhibition services, and the research library and archives. Likewise Smith has previously served as chief curator and deputy director of programs at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Elizabeth Smith earned her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, in 1979, with concentration in language, literature, and the history of Spain; and her M.A. in art history from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in 1980, where her major field was nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American painting and sculpture.

Image: Marcelyn McNeil (American, born 1965), Ramp Painting #1, 2018, Oil on canvas, 95 x 44 (bottom)/38 (top) in., Courtesy of the artist and Conduit Gallery, Photography by Emily Loving

 

Lectures are made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.

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