Course Description

IN PERSON: For centuries, women have been depicted in art, yet it has only been in the last 50 years that feminist scholarship has begun to question the significance of how women are portrayed in our patriarchal society and why women artists have not, for the most part, been equally included or recognized in the mainstream art world. In this course, we shall investigate Western women artists of the 20th century, focusing on how these artists have struggled, succeeded and been positioned in the art world. We will explore the issue of differences between art made by women and art made by men, and consider the role of the feminist movement in the 20th century. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 16.

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Section Title
Art & Women III
Classroom - In Person
3:15PM to 4:45PM
Sep 20, 2022 to Nov 15, 2022
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Please note: Whenever possible, we will view and incorporate into discussions art currently hanging in the Nasher Museum. The suggested texts (which are not required reading) offer additional exploration of the course topics.

Required supplies/fee: This course is offered as a joint program of OLLI and the Nasher Museum. OLLI members need to also be members of the Nasher Museum to take this course. The Nasher is offering a half-price membership to OLLI members enrolled in OLLI/Nasher courses ($25 for Individual, $35 for Dual/Family). Registrants will be emailed the link to complete a membership application. There is a $2.00 per hour parking fee for the Nasher parking lot.

Recommended reading:
Whitney Chadwick, "Women, Art, and Society" (9780500204566)
?Norma Broude and Mary Garrard, "The Power of Feminist Art" (9780810926592)

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