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"Do women have to be naked to get into the MET Museum?” This famous slogan from a Guerrilla Girls poster highlights the obstacles that have historically faced women artists. Beginning with readings from groundbreaking texts like Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” as well as a quick survey of pivotal exhibitions such as the recent Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, this course will examine the past, present, and possible future of women artists. Participants will discuss work by historical figures such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, and Mary Cassatt as well as more recent practitioners such as Cindy Sherman, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Yayoi Kusama, Mariko Mori, and Wangechi Mutu. Through discussions, guest lectures, and site visits to galleries and museums, participants will gain an understanding of the pioneering efforts of women artists and what still remains to be done today.

What you will learn…

  • To identify the major issues affecting women artists, both in the past and today, through readings, discussions, guest lectures, and site visits.
  • To gain an understanding of the work of the key historical women artists – such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, and Mary Cassatt – as well as work by more recent practitioners – such as Cindy Sherman, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Yayoi Kusama, Mariko Mori, and Wangechi Mutu.
  • To appreciate the pioneering efforts of women artists and to pinpoint what still remains to be done today.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    1-week course
    June 17–June 21, 2019
    Monday–Friday; 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Kathy Battista, Faculty, M.A. Contemporary Art and Summer Institute, New York

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics


    • An Overview of Women Artists, Both Historically and Today

    • An Overview of Important Women Theorists, Including Linda Nochlin, Susan Sontag, and Nancy Princenthal

    • A Breakdown of the Gender Pay Gap in the Arts

    • Should Museums and Galleries Present Gendered Exhibitions?

    • How Do Contemporary Artists Address the Experience of Being Female?

    • Intersectionality In Feminism and the Arts


     These topics are subject to change.
  • Further Program Details

    Further Program Details

    Summer - New York is part of Sotheby's Institute's continuing education programming and offers short, non-credit courses. We encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of the questions you may have about summer courses in New York, including international concerns and basic course advisement.

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  • Course Fees & Enrollment

    Course Fees & Enrollment

    $1650

    Add a second Summer New York course at a reduced rate:

    • Additional 4-week course +$3450 ($5100 Total)

    • Additional 2-week course +$2050 ($3700 Total)

    • Additional 1-week course +$1350 ($3000 Total)


    Tuition includes classroom and program lectures, site visits, and additional programming.
    Tuition does not include accommodation or travel.

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  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    For further information or course advisement, please contact:
    Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor
    Email: summerny@sia.edu
    Tel: 212-897-6644 Or Request Information

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