Curated Conversations: A Woman’s Place is in the Canon: Recent Acquisitions by Female Artists (Virtual Event)
Continuing the Blanton's #MuseumFromHome experience, we present a conversation about the Blanton’s recent acquisitions of important works by four groundbreaking female artists. Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Carter Foster and Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings Holly Borham present the works and then participate in an “Ask Me Anything”-style Q&A from our online audience. From a drawing by Elisabetta Sirani, who established a painting academy for woman artists in Bologna, Italy in the mid-seventeenth century, to prints by twentieth-century trailblazers Elizabeth Catlett, Helen Frankenthaler, and Barbara Jones-Hogu, our curators discuss the ways these recent additions to the collection expand the story the Blanton can tell about the history of art. This program was originally recorded on April 14, 2020.