Jacksonville, Fla. — The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in collaboration with Cummer Amelia, is pleased to present An Afternoon of Art: Lecture Series in partnership with the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. The series will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on January 29, February 26, March 26, & April 23, 2018. This series of lectures is free to the public, and registration is encouraged. Light refreshments and beverages will be served at no additional charge.
This year’s series will focus on “Women Artists from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism”, and will be led by Cummer Museum Director of Education Lynn Norris.
January 29: Explore the women artists who were prominent in their own time, forgotten by history, and rediscovered when the first feminist art historians began asking, “Why are there no great women artists?”
February 26: This series continues with the 18th century, when three women achieved a degree of fame, wealth, and adulation that was unparalleled – Rosalba Carriera, Angelica Kauffman, and Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun (who was the subject of a major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art).
March 26: In the third talk in this series, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Cecilia Beaux were at the vanguard of a large contingent of women artists who concentrated on scenes of everyday life. Their place – still separate and not equal.
April 23: The last lecture in this series addresses the 20th century, when art education became available to women. For major artists from Georgia O’ Keeffe to Helen Frankenthaler, a new question emerged: “to be an artist or a woman artist?”