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Zoom Talk: Three Great Women Artists with Katie Ackrill

In 1971, Linda Nochlin posed the question, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, providing a framework for our understanding of the social and institutional boundaries faced by women throughout history. In the fifty years that have passed since Nochlin published her seminal essay, a huge amount of work has been done to uncover a lost history of women artists, and examine why they were neglected from a narrative of art history that only made room for men.

In this talk, Katie Ackrill will discuss three women artists working in different periods and places, journeying from Renaissance Italy to 18th Century Britain, and finishing in 20th Century France. Katie will explore the context in which they were working, and how they built hugely successful careers as women of their times.

Katie Ackrill has an MA in Art History, specialising in the history of women artists.  She is a Wiltshire-based Curator, Art History Course Leader and Engagement Officer for Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

PLEASE NOTE: Our digital talks are accessible exclusively to members of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. If you would like to join (for £15 per year) your support would be hugely appreciated during these difficult times. As a member, you will receive the details for joining all our digital talks via Zoom! 

Featured Image: Angelica Kauffman, Design, 1778-80, Oil on canvas, ©Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: John Hammond

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Date(s) - 26/05/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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