American Artist Isabel Bishop (1902-1988), part of New York City’s Fourteenth Street School of artists, specialized in portraying men and women who worked in the city of New York. This included the “new woman” of the 20th century: the workingwoman, unique but ordinary and unencumbered by gender stereotypes. Whether posing nude, eating ice cream, or engaging in the vibrant city life, Bishop’s interpretations of the new women informed other artist’s renditions and altered the perception of women of the 20th century. Hear about the artist’s life, process and contribution to the view of women from guest curator and curator emeritus for the Springfield Museums, Julia Courtney.
Presented by Julia Courtney, Independent Curator, curator emeritus for the Springfield Museums, and adjunct professor in Graduate Museum Studies Program at Tufts University.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.