Meeting online! | Link to Register: https://www.artencounter.org/winter-series
Join us for our Winter Series this January and February! During the coldest time of year, stay warm in the comfort of your own home and meet us on Zoom to investigate work by recently recognized female artists from the twentieth century. Then, in February, join us in person to explore two exhibits featuring artists from different regions in the Americas, focusing first on women artists from South America and the Caribbean at the DePaul Museum and then on artists from the Caribbean diaspora at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Session 2 of our Winter Series will highlight the work of artists Gertrude Abercrombie and Florine Stettheimer. Although these women were both active in their art communities during their lifetimes, their work was not often shown until recently, after their deaths. We’ll delve into Gertrude Abercrombie’s secretive and surrealistic portraits, figures and landscapes and see how she may have influenced the Chicago Imagists. Then we’ll jump into New York City’s theater, jazz and party scenes with Florine Stettheimer, who painted the first feminist nude self-portrait, interracial scenes and images of same sex preference.
Image Credit: Split Personality by Gertrude Abercrombie