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The Female Gaze: Women with Cameras

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Female artists who had been struggling at the beginning of the twentieth century within the established male hierarchies of painting and sculpture recognized opportunities in the new medium of photography. Several of them went on to achieve the highest levels of recognition in the new fields of photo-journalism and later, fine art photography, including: Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White and Lisette Model. This visual lecture focuses on the contributions of pioneering female photographers in America and Europe, the first women photo-journalists of WWII as well as the bold women who helped create a new look in New York after the war.


CLIFF TISDELL is a visual artist. His work has been seen at Ivan Karp’s OK Harris Gallery, the Chautauqua Institute, the George Segal Gallery, Carnegie Hall and the Van der Plas Gallery. He is represented by Trager Contemporary. This September, Mr. Tisdell will be the resident artist at the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center in Nyack, NY.

See the art close up!

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman Negative c. 1930 Distortion c. 1950 is on view at MoMA, Floor 5, 510 in The David Geffen Wing. New Canaan Library cardholders can borrow MoMA Museum passes and explore the most thought-provoking modern and contemporary art including 6 pieces from featured artist Berenice Abbott. Click HERE to learn more about the full collection of passes at New Canaan Library.


Image:Berenice Abbott Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman Negative c. 1930/Distortion c. 1950


November 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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