Making Art, Making Change: Women Artists in Latin America

Wed, Jan 27th, 6:00pm
Jan
27
Wed

6:00pm

January 2021

Virtual

Join SVMoA’s Curator of Visual Arts, Courtney Gilbert, for an examination of the different ways 20th-century women artists across Latin America used their practices to push for change. The talk will consider artists including Maria Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Tarsila do Amaral, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape in Brazil, and Cecilia Vicuña in Chile, among others. How did these women use artistic techniques such as surrealism, geometric abstraction, performance and more to advocate for the change they hoped to see in the world?

This lecture takes place online via the link provided following registration, on Wed, Jan 27, from 6–7pm.


ABOUT THE LECTURER

Courtney Gilbert holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in art history from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Most recently she worked at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated the planning for a major exhibition of Latin American abstract art. Prior to joining SVMoA in 2006, she also taught Art History at Columbia College Chicago and Texas State University. Courtney received a Fulbright Fellowship for her dissertation research in Mexico and serves as Chair of the Ketchum Arts Commission.


IMAGE: TARSILA DO AMARAL, ABAPORU, 1928, OIL ON CANVAS, COLLECTION OF MUSEO DE ARTE LATINOAMERICANO DE BUENOS AIRES (MALBA)

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