Encounters: Radical Women Artists

November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Encounters: Radical Women Artists

Explore questions about how gender has shaped the history of art and how notions of gender have evolved over time. Join a conversation about gender and art as we evaluate the artist Zoe Leonard’s assessment of poet Eileen Myles’s presidential candidacy. What can we learn from the trials of female political candidates when we think about how women artists have worked and succeeded in a male-dominated art world? Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. 
Encounters is a series of free virtual discussions fueled by short readings and timely subjects. Co-sponsored with the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, The Old State House, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute.
Image: Zoe Leonard (American, born 1961), I want a president, 1992/2018. Ink on onion skin paper. Ed. 79/100. Alexander A. Goldfarb Contemporary Art Acquistion Fund