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MoMA @ Work: Modern Women Artists in MoMA’s collection

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Throughout the history of Western art, prominent women artists have been singled out as exceptions, their “uniqueness” undermining their artistic achievements. In this presentation we will explore works by Modern women artists in the collection, who with outstanding originality nurtured, expanded, and challenged a male-dominated field.


Molleen Theodore is the Associate Curator of Programs at the Yale University Art Gallery and a lecturer in the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art. At Yale, Molleen heads the Gallery’s Programs Department, conceptualizing and overseeing interdisciplinary programs and collaborating  across the museum, the University, and the community. At MoMA, Molleen has experimented with approaches to object-based teaching and audience engagement. She has served as a critic at the Yale School of Art and a lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at Yale. Molleen holds a PH.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center with a focus on the art of the 1960s and 1970s.

In partnership with MoMA.


Photo Credit:  Lee Bontecou (American, born 1931). Untitled.  1980-98. Welded steel, porcelain, wire mesh, canvas, grommets, and wire, 7 x 8 x 6′ (213.4 x 243.8 x 182.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Philip Johnson (by exchange) and the Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest Fund. Copyright © 2017 Lee Bontecou.


September 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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