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The women artists in By Her Hand are outstanding for their persistence and their talents. Elizabeth Cropper, Dean Emerita of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will focus on the persistence and fortitude of Artemisia Gentileschi, suggesting that we still have much to learn from her life and work despite the advances of women, and especially women artists, over the centuries. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.
5pm exhibition viewing, 6pm lecture
NOTE: There will be a live stream of this program. Use this link to watch virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BigVzkw5TvCJAYJ4uQGdug
This lecture is supported by the Trinity College Department of Fine Arts and the James F. and Isabelle S.C. English Fund.
For all programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Eavesdrop on Christina Forrer in conversation with contemporary poet and fairy tale writer Sabrina Orah Mark, whose imaginative tales describe our fears, much like Forrer’s visual narratives in her tapestries. Free virtual program.
Image: Christina Forrer, Sepulcher, 2021. Wool, cotton and linen. 97 in. x 162 in. © Christina Forrer; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York, and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Photo: Joshua White
Put your spin on a paper sampler designed by MATRIX artist Christina Forrer. Then, help us complete our turnip mural based on the Enormous Turnip, a classic folktale that has inspired the artist’s work. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays.
Second Saturdays for Families is supported by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.
Katherine Tycz, scholar of early modern material culture, examines women as artists and artisans of textiles in early modern Italy. Through objects, images, and primary sources, Tycz explores women’s roles in the craft and creation of textiles as well as the cultural connotations of women’s talents in the textile arts. In conjunction with By Her Hand and co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Free.
Poet laureate of Hartford and HIV/AIDS activist Frederick Douglass Knowles II reads his works in collaboration with Hartford artists. Held in conjunction with Discovering Rose Fried’s Nephew by Alice Neel. Free and open to the public.
Welcome the changing of the seasons with a day of winter fun. Enjoy a special performance by the New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut and then create your own wintery artworks to take home or give as a gift to a friend. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays.