Hush - Diana Reuter-Twining, bronze on wood base

FULL SUN: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum

On View: August 2, 2018 - September 16, 2018

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.

Opening Reception | Thursday, August 2nd, 6 – 8 pm

5:30 pm ∙ Awards Ceremony
6 – 8 pm ∙ Reception 
Join us for an opening reception for FULL SUN. Enjoy delicious hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments as you talk with the artists about their inspirations for the show.

Symposium: Women in the Arts 2018 | Saturday, August 4th, 9 am – 3 pm

9 – 9:15 am — Introduction by Kathrine Lemke-Waste
9:15 am — Artist, Object, Muse, Collector: Women at the Haggin 
Stepanie Brown | Interpretive Consultant for the Haggin Museum’s reinstallation and reinterpretation of our Core Art Collection. She is on the Museum Studies faculty at the University of San Francisco and the Chair of the American Alliance of Museums’ Committee on Museum Professional Training/Museum Studies Network.

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.

10:40 am — #WeCount: Visualizing Equal Representation in the Art World, and Why It Matters
Micol Hebron | Interdisciplinary artist and an Associate Professor of Art at Chapman University in the city of Orange, California.

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.

11:30 am — E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit 
Scott Shields | Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

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.

12:30 – 1:30 pm — Lunch Break | A variety of  lunch trucks will be made available for lunch purchases.
1:30 pm — The Resurgence of Realism
Sadie Valeri | Internationally recognized oil painter and art instructor based in San Francisco.

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.

This event is free to the public and seating is available on a first come basis.

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