March 8, 2023
Join us in a library collaboration celebrating Women’s History Month. Art Historian Rena Tobey will take us on a journey of 100 years of American Women artists, the struggles they faced and their triumphs.
The American experiment has allowed for many forms of societal rule-breaking, but historically, women have been bound by tradition. Women artists often found themselves in gender-busting struggles to be taken seriously as professionals, while juggling the demands of their domestic lives. In this talk, we take a close look at their artwork that not only tells the eye-opening, funny, and even sexy stories of historical American women, but also are surprisingly relevant today.
Most of these artists have fallen into obscurity with their death, no matter their success while living. Together we will resuscitate and celebrate the art careers of historical women working over a 100 year period. Join American art historian Rena Tobey for this engaging talk that mirrors American women’s history through the lens of unforgettable art works.
About Rena Tobey
Rena’s greatest passion is making art accessible, invigorating, insightful, and fun. She has taught art history at NYU's School for Professional Studies and Southern Connecticut State University. Rena provides talks for New York Adventure Club and 92Y, as well as many libraries and community organizations. She conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, now via Zoom. Just for fun, she has created Artventures!® Game--a cheeky party game on the adventures of art and art history.
Presented in partnership with the Staatsburg Library, Clinton Community Library, the Putnam Valley Free Library, and the Warner Library.
Wednesday, March 8
Call 845-889-4683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link