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Subversive Beauty: Women Breaking the Rules – Session 2

March 2, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST

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$12.00 – $30.00


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These three talks look at historical women navigating the art world. Stepping into the public sphere of business, marketing, and meeting and shaping taste, each of these women carefully navigated her world to ultimately achieve success.

Session 2: The Red Rose Girls
Tues. Mar. 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm EST

Influenced aesthetically by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Red Rose Girls broke their own glass ceilings in the art world. In the early 20th century, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Jessie Wilcox Smith, dubbed the Red Rose Girls after the home they shared, took advantage of a publishing boom and helped establish the Golden Age of Illustration in the United States. Together they created successful careers with leading publishers, simultaneously supporting and subverting gender norms. Their individual and collective stories reveal their clever strategies, and their artwork continues to illustrate our world today.

Also in the series:

Session 1: The Pre-Raphaelites and Marie Spartali Stillman
Tues. Mar. 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Session 3: Three Powerhouse Women Shape the Art World
Tues. Mar. 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm ET

All lectures on Zoom at 2:30-3:45pm EST 

About Rena Tobey:

Rena Tobey’s greatest passion is making art accessible, invigorating, insightful, and fun. She teaches art history at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, conducts lively, interactive tours of museum exhibitions, and provides talks on American art for community organizations. Just for fun, she created Artventures!® Game–a cheeky party game on the adventures of art and art history.


March 2, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST
$12.00 – $30.00
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