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.
Since moving back to North Carolina in 2011, Ruth Caccavale has taught OLLI art history courses. She works in the education department of the Nasher Museum of Art. For 10 years before this, Ruth taught art history at Rutgers University. She has worked in a number of museums including The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Ruth has an undergraduate degree from Duke in art history and psychology, and a master’s in art history and a museum studies certificate from Rutgers.