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Art Book Club: Women in the Picture

Wednesday, May. 8, 2024 • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Art Reference Library
Adults, Experiences, Members, Seniors

Join fellow art and book lovers for a look at women in art, female bodies, & societal roles via Catherine McCormack's Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies

From the publisher: "Art historian Catherine McCormack challenges how culture teaches us to see and value women, their bodies, and their lives.

Venus, maiden, wife, mother, monster―women have been bound so long by these restrictive roles, codified by patriarchal culture, that we scarcely see them. Catherine McCormack illuminates the assumptions behind these stereotypes whether writ large or subtly hidden. She ranges through Western art―think Titian, Botticelli, and Millais―and the image-saturated world of fashion photographs, advertisements, and social media, and boldly counters these depictions by turning to the work of women artists like Morisot, Ringgold, Lacy, and Walker, who offer alternative images for exploring women’s identity, sexuality, race, and power in more complex ways."

This event is free, but registration is required. To register, please email or call 419-254-5770, and provide your nameemail address and phone number(Let us know if you are attending the discussion, the tour, or both!)

NOTE: In registering for this discussion, you are eligible to attend a docent-led tour of Marisol: A Retrospective on Friday, May 10th from 5:30pm-6:30pm. You will be responsible for acquiring your own ticket to the exhibition at one of the Visitor Experience desks (Herrick Lobby, Libbey Court) or outside of the exhibition itself, at the kiosk. If you are a member, your ticket will be free.