A Golden Time: Turn of the Century Ohio Women Artists (McKie Gallery) The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a golden time for artists across Ohio. Many women with strong Ohio connections, including Elizabeth Nourse, Alice Schille, and Maria Longworth Nichols Storer (founder of Rookwood Pottery) helped propel the state to national attention. It was also a remarkable time for women who gained much respect and recognition for their own artistic merits. Painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, furniture design and woodworking, were the most widely produced and celebrated art forms. In addition to the rise of women artists in Ohio, many important art institutes and museums were founded to promote educational opportunities and venues for public appreciation of the arts.
Exhibition Graphics by Macey Chamberlin, Communication Design student.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
Open Aug 22-Dec 16, 2023
Tue–Fri 10 AM–5 PM | Sat 12–5 PM | 2nd Wed 10 AM-8 PM
THU, SEP 7 | NOON [VIRTUAL]
Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation with Kimberly Hamlin, Ph.D. and Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum's Curator of Exhibitions, Jason E. Shaiman, about some of Ohio’s most notable women artists and the world around them at the turn of the 20th century connected with the exhibition, A Golden Time: Turn of the Century Ohio Women Artists.
In partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association.
Please enjoy the playback below.
WED, SEP 13 | 5-7:30 PM [EVENT LINK]
5 PM: Lecture by Kimberly Hamlin (James and Beth Lewis Professor of History at Miami University) This interactive lecture will provide important historical context for the Museum's exhibition A Golden Time: Turn of the Century Ohio Women Artists, allowing viewers to engage more fully with the art and artists on display. Dr. Hamlin will focus on women's changing roles in Ohio and beyond in the early 1900s. In addition to women and the arts, themes will include women and the vote, women and politics/reform, women and education, and women and family life.
6 PM: Gallery Talk by Christine Fowler Shearer (Interim director, Allen County Museum) Women artists of the late 19th century and early 20th century were not afforded the same education and opportunities as their male contemporaries. Becoming a professional artist was harder for women for many reasons, including professional training, exhibit availability, and societal expectations. Ohio artists Alice Schille and Elizabeth Nourse provide a narrative of two artists whose careers were similar in some ways, but very different in others. They provide an opportunity to explore the many issues women artists faced and the ways in which they could be overcome.
Reception to follow.
This program is supported by a grant from the MIAMI Women Giving Circle.
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