Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: "Lives of the (Female) Artists: Paintings by Women in the MFA Boston"

Date & Time

March 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Since the early Renaissance, the act of making art has been likened to the act of creating children. Painting, however, was largely considered a male profession. Into the 20th century, females were barred from art schools, guilds, and other avenues of professionalization. Despite this discrimination, many women persevered, gaining public recognition for their work. What does it mean to be a woman artist? Join graduate student lecturer Rachel Kase to examine works by female artists in the collection, from Lavinia Fontana to Mary Cassatt to Kara Walker.