Book Talk and Signing with Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin

Thu, March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts, Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin profile leaders in the performing and visual arts. The 14 diverse women in the book have made their mark by serving as executives or founders of art organizations, by working as activists in the quest for inclusivity and gender parity, or by challenging stereotypes about the representation of women and people of color. The writers explore important themes such as the power of the arts to achieve cultural change. The book cover is a painting by California’s own Yolanda Lopez who Lives in San Francisco, and the book also features California art historian, artist, and curator, nonagernarian Samella Lewis.
JUDITH K. BRODSKY is a professor emerita of visual arts at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, now the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) and the Feminist Art Project. Brodsky formerly held leadership positions within national art organizations including the College Art Association, ArtTable, and the Women’s Caucus for Art. She is currently board chair of the New York Foundation for the Arts. An artist, she also founded the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, now named the Brodsky Center and located at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). Her prints are in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

FERRIS OLIN is a professor emerita, and art historian, curator, women’s studies scholar, and librarian, who held numerous leadership positions at Rutgers University, including co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, now the CWAH and the Feminist Art Project, curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, founding head of the Margery Somers Foster Center, executive officer of the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women and the Blanche, Edith, and Irving Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women’s Studies, and director of the University’s Art Library. She serves on the advisory boards of SoHo20 and A.I.R. Galleries, as well as the Feminist Theory Archives at Brown University. Olin has curated many ground breaking exhibitions and writes on feminist artists, prints, and handmade paper.

Doors open at 6:30pm, the TALK begins at 7:00pm. Books will be for sale, and authors will be available for signing books.

Members are free; Non-Member tickets are $10 prepaid or $15 at the door. Students with ID can receive a special ticket price of $5. Preregistration ends at 5pm on the day of the program.

Sponsor receives 2 tickets for the event, and recognition in the Museum’s marketing materials. Sponsorships are fully tax deductible.

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