The Modern Woman: Roles or Reality? examines how women are represented in art, and what the artist—whether male or female—communicates about the subject. The student curators selected diverse works of art (created by ten female artists and five male artists) from the Randolph College collection dating from the late 19th century to the present. Societal roles, the subject's gaze, voyeurism, motherhood, and race constitute the main themes, but each work begs the viewer to consider the woman's role in the artwork—subject, viewer, participant, or object. How do women represented by men differ from women represented by women? The variety of media and formal techniques add considerations to the interpretation of the works, as do the artists' diverse nationalities.
The Curatorial Seminar course is taught by Randolph College Assistant Professor of Art History Leanne Zalewski, with assistance from Maier Museum registrar, Debbie Spanich, and director, Martha Johnson.
Opening Reception: January 24th, 6 to 8 p.m. with refreshments and a cash bar.
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