Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum celebrates a re-examination of the Haggin Collection. For this exhibition, members of American Women Artists (AWA) were asked to create artwork that was inspired by a selection of 11 paintings from the Haggin Museum’s 19th – 20th-century art collection including works by William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other notable artists. AWA artists have taken their inspiration from the work of art, the artist’s greater body of work, or the theme of the painting. This juried exhibition will include nearly 100 pieces of artwork that ranges from paintings to sculptures.
Learn more about the 25 in 25 campaign in this AWA video.
This lecture will examine the complicated, contested, and sometimes contentious roles of women in the French and American art world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Micol will discuss her discoveries, conclusions, and suggestions for what steps to take to help build an equitable and representative art world. While things are better than they used to be–they are far from good enough.
California artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) came of age during a time when women began to redefine their roles in society, pushing boundaries of what was expected of them and challenging the status quo.
A slide lecture and drawing demonstration offering a brief overview of the history of art education, how this 500-year-old lineage of knowledge was broken in the 20th century, and how a return to skill-based traditional training is leading to a resurgence of Realism in the 21st century.