The Art & Artifacts of Women’s Search for Equality
Explore art that tells the tale of women’s struggle for equality
Celebrate women in American art and history with Nancy Green, the the (retired) Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of European and American Art, Prints, and Drawings, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.
We’ll examine the last two centuries through the lens of women’s creative power. At the start of the 19th century, quilting, embroidery, and writing offered some autonomy when few occupations were open to women, and as the century progressed, women were trained to teach art in public schools.
We’ll visit the Johnson Museum and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell as well as the Howland Stone Store Museum, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, and Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn to explore how women have influenced and advanced themselves through the art and history of the past 200 years.
This short course runs Wednesday, July 20, from 1:00–3:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Participants must combine this short course with the Policy course.