Virtual Event: Preserving the Places Where Women Made Art presented by Historic Artists Homes and Studios
Virtual Events: Celebrating “Women’s Work”
There have always been great women artists—a fact that feminist art historians have continually
and consistently reinforced over the past half century. Using this summer’s new “Women’s
Work” exhibition at Lyndhurst as a source of inspiration, these virtual events will delve into the
complex history of women’s artistry; the growing recognition of the influence of women artists,
feminist artists, and women artists of color on the art world; and the deep connections that
exist between the production of art and the places where women created it.
These virtual events are brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Where
Women Made History program in conjunction with the “Women’s Work” exhibition at
Lyndhurst—a National Trust Historic Site.
Preserving the Places Where Women Made Art (August 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET)
Join us virtually on Thursday, August 4 at 1 pm ET (Noon CT/11 am MT/10 am PT) for this free 90-minute panel discussion on the preservation of women artist spaces. Hear from HAHS colleagues, as well as those stewarding sites that may someday become part of the HAHS family.
This event is linked to the current exhibition, Women’s Work, currently on view at National Trust site, Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, NY), which remains open through September 26, 2022.
The places where women artists were inspired to produce their work are as significant as their artwork. Yet too often these sites of creativity are not considered critical when assessing an artist’s work, influences, or impact.
In this event, a panel of geographically, culturally, and thematically diverse places of women’s artistry and creativity will consider both “how” and “why” it is important to recognize and preserve these places where women made art. In doing so we’ll explore a range of approaches for tackling the challenges of preserving the place-based legacy of women artists, examine the manner in which the artists’ stories are presented to the public to bring women artists the recognition and respect they deserve, and how these historic places can continue to inspire education, activism, advocacy, and new artwork in their communities.
- Valerie Balint, Director, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios
- Franklin Johnson Jr., Past President of VSU Alumni Association, owner of Azurest South, the self-designed home and studio of an LGBTQ Black architect and artist, Amaza Lee Meredith
- Dr. Lucha Martínez de Luna, Associate Curator of Latino Heritage at History Colorado and Director of the Chicano/a/x Murals of Colorado Project
- Victoria Munro, Executive Director of The Alice Austen House Museum
- Giustina Renzoni, Curator of Historic Properties at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
- Nellie Scott, Director, Corita Art Center Studio of Sister Mary Corita of Immaculate Heart College
Moderator: Chris Morris, Program Manager of Where Women Made History, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn more about Lyndhurst’s exhibition, Women’s Work, and other related programming.
Learn more about the National Trust’s Where Women Made History Initiative.