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“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by Linda Nochlin

Date:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First published in 1971, this essay is considered a pioneering piece of writing for both feminist art history and feminist art theory. Nochlin explores the institutional – as opposed to the individual – obstacles that have prevented women in the West from succeeding in the arts, the history of women’s art education, and the nature of art and artistic genius. The essay has also served as an important impetus for the rediscovery of women artists. Discussion of this short essay will include the recent article “An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin’s ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’” by Tiernan Morgan & Lauren Purje.

Moderated by Tim Lewis.

Download Linda Nochlin’s essay here, or pick up Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader at Malaprop’s.

Download Tiernan Morgan & Lauren Purje’s article here.

Discussion Bound

Meeting each second Tuesday at 12pm, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Pick up some tasty local fare at the Malaprop’s Café to make the most of your midday break! Books are available at Malaprop’s for a 10% discount. To add your name to our Discussion Bound mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Contact:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Venue:
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café
Address:
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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