Jewish Museum Presents 'Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism,' 10/4


In conjunction with its new exhibition, Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum is presenting two series of related daytime programs. Afternoon gallery talks by artists featured in the exhibition, including Judy Chicago, Deborah Kass, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, and Mira Schor are scheduled in October and early November. Dr. Nanette Salomon will deliver three lectures on women artists from the Renaissance to the present on October 4, 11 and 18.

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Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; Tuesday, October 5;
Monday, November 1
1 pm
Gallery Talks

Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from artists included in the exhibition, as well as from Shifting the Gaze's curator, Daniel Belasco, Henry J. Leir Associate Curator, The Jewish Museum.

October 4 Joyce Kozloff
October 5 Judy Chicago
October 11 Mira Schor
October 18 Daniel Belasco
October 25 Deborah Kass
November 1 Robert Kushner
FREE with Museum admission

Mondays, October 4, 11, and 18
11:30 am
Daytime Lecture Series

In this three-part lecture series, Dr. Nanette Salomon addresses the challenges encountered by women artists from the Renaissance to the modern period. She will consider issues of artistic training, patronage and reception as conditioned by social stereotypes of art and gender.

October 4
The Prequel: Women Painters in Early Modern Europe
This talk will examine the art and critical fortune of Renaissance and Baroque women artists including Catherine van Hemessen, Lavinia Fontana, Judith Leyster and Artemisia Gentileschi.

October 11
Impressionism and the Moment of Modernism; Women, Jews and Other "Others"
A look at the advent of modernism in the art of the Impressionists and the liberating effect of its anti-establishment stance. The art of Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro, among others, will be considered.

October 18
Women Painters and The Jewish Museum 2010
An exploration of feminist artists from the 1950s to the present currently on view in Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism. The lecture will focus on defining the connections between the art of feminist pioneers such as Lee Krasner, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro and contemporary women artists working today.

Dr. Nanette Salomon is a professor of art history in the Performing and Creative Arts department of the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and curator of the College's Art Gallery.

Tickets: $40 entire series; $18 single lecture

Feminist challenges to creative and institutional limits have been widely influential in art since the 1960s, with the emergence of the women's art movement in the United States. In Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum is presenting an exhibition exploring the impact of feminism on contemporary painting. Taking the visitor through a half-century of painting, the exhibition focuses on art at the crossroads of societal shift and individual expression. Shifting the Gaze places feminist art in a larger context exploring its roots in Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism, and extending to the present, when feminist impulses remain vital in recent works targeting the representation of women in popular culture. The exhibition, with over 30 paintings and several sculptures and decorative objects, is largely drawn from The Jewish Museum's collection and also includes select loans. Works by 27 artists such as Judy Chicago, Louise Fishman, Leon Golub, Eva Hesse, Deborah Kass, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, Elaine Reichek, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero, and Hannah Wilke, among others, are arranged thematically. Eight works in Shifting the Gaze have been acquired over the last three years.
An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.

Photo Credit: Artist, Hannah Wilke