Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feminist Art Tour - Norton Simon Museum February 26

Sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art

Thursday, February 26, 2009
2:30 - 4:30 pm
(Visit to Madeline's Wine Bar to follow)

Margaret Danielak, Owner of Pasadena-based DanielakArt and author of A Gallery without Walls, will conduct the "first ever" Feminist Art Tour of Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum. The tour will highlight the work of the female artists in the permanent collection including Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Le Brun, Berthe Morisot, Barbara Hepworth, and include the current exhibition of WCA 2009 honoree, Ruth Weisberg who is the first living artist to be honored with a one woman (one artist) exhibition at the Norton Simon.

Weisberg, who is the Dean of the University of Southern California's Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts, has received numerous honors including a Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship to Italy in 1992. In 2007 her work was featured in a retrospective organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Danielak, who is the daughter of artists, will draw upon her experience as an artist rep and curator to introduce these important works of art to tour participants and discuss their relevance to women in today's art world.

Note you will have to pay your own admission fee to the museum but otherwise, it will be free. You do not have to be a member of the Women's Caucus for Art to join this Tour.

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