Event: HOW THE NINTH STREET WOMEN CONQUERED THE ART WORLD
Organizer: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Speakers: Nancy G. Heller
Tickets: $35 (concessions may apply)
Date: Aug 3rd 6:30pm Pacific Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Aug 3rd 6:30pm | ET: Aug 3rd 9:30pm.
Europe - UK: Aug 4th 2:30am | CET: Aug 4th 3:30am.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Aug 4th 9:30am | AET: Aug 4th 11:30am.
"Abstract Expressionists. It was a label applied to the artists behind a revolutionary development in post-World War II American painting. It conjures up images of a rowdy boys’s club where the likes of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and Franz Kline met in the Cedar Tavern to drink, start fistfights, and trade boasts about their sexual conquests. But a group of female abstract expressionists were also making important contributions to this avant-garde movement...
Most notable among them were five painters whose work was featured in the groundbreaking Ninth Street Art Exhibition of 1951, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler—the so-called “Ninth Street Women”..."
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