Southeast Missouri State University

GALLERY TALK BY DR. JONI HAND
September 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Breaking the Barriers: Women Artists in Context  

The women in The Visionary Women Artists Exhibition have varied backgrounds and artistic styles, however, each contributed something unique to the history of art. Many were born during or soon after World War II and were therefore coming into their own during the 60s and 70s when the Women’s movement and the Civil Right’s movement were in high swing. Their ability to break through the traditional barriers of the art world and society is demonstrated in their works. Some were married to famous artists, such as Lee Krasner, and took a backseat in the history of art to their husbands. Others, such as Helen Frankenthaler, conceived of new techniques that would revolutionize Modern art. This gallery talk will focus on a few of the women represented in this exhibition and how truly visionary they were for their time.

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