Event Title

Women Artists Act Out: Reformation as Expansion

Location

Demaray 261

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

Description

It’s common in the arts today to challenge the “canon” – to point out the limitations and biases of our (usually male) “great artists.” It is also common to advocate for new artists’ inclusion: artists who have different perspectives or hail from underrepresented groups. Oftentimes, these attempts to reconfigure “canon” get heated and angry, as if the addition of new voices means old ones will be lost. It is like the arts are undergoing an all-out Reformation that threatens to completely reconfigure old values and beliefs. In this session, we will explore how key women artists seek to reform through expansion. These women do not aim to replace but to enrich, by introducing brilliant new perspectives that acknowledge Americans’ shared heritage in fresh ways.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

Women Artists Act Out: Reformation as Expansion

Demaray 261

It’s common in the arts today to challenge the “canon” – to point out the limitations and biases of our (usually male) “great artists.” It is also common to advocate for new artists’ inclusion: artists who have different perspectives or hail from underrepresented groups. Oftentimes, these attempts to reconfigure “canon” get heated and angry, as if the addition of new voices means old ones will be lost. It is like the arts are undergoing an all-out Reformation that threatens to completely reconfigure old values and beliefs. In this session, we will explore how key women artists seek to reform through expansion. These women do not aim to replace but to enrich, by introducing brilliant new perspectives that acknowledge Americans’ shared heritage in fresh ways.