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‘At the Hands of Women: The Female Sculptors of NYC’s Public Art’ Webinar
October 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com
Making a career as an artist, and especially a sculptor, has always been difficult, even more so for women. Though while the sculptures around New York City were mostly created by men, some of its most iconic works — from the Angel of Bethesda Fountain to Harriet Tubman — were crafted from the hands of women. It’s time to explore the incredible artworks sculpted by female artists, both historic and contemporary.
Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the impressive collection of public art around New York City crafted by women sculptors.
Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this virtual journey around NYC will include:
- The lives and careers of the most important female sculptors in NYC, including their struggles and triumphs — from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to Augusta Savage to Meredith Bergmann
- A closer look at some of these female artists’ most interesting public sculpture, as well as other significant works in their oeuvres
- A discussion around how the working environment has changed for female artists throughout the years
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about women sculptors are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Sylvia Laudien-Meo is a freelance Art Historian who works in and around the city in various capacities, specializing on Modern and Contemporary art, with a strong focus on Public Art. She teaches art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working as a museum educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for over many years, engaging visitors in conversation based, interactive art experiences of permanent collections and changing exhibitions.
For the Municipal Art Society, UFT, Brandeis Univ., and private clients, she has been touring the city for over 20 years, exploring art and architecture, parks, neighborhoods and history. Working in various different capacities gives her a unique opportunity to make intriguing connections and weave together the complex perspectives that make out the tapestry of our fascinating city.
SLM holds a Masters Degree in Art History (with minors in History and American Studies) from the Joh. Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, as well as a Tourism degree from the EST in Paris France.
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Categories: Arts, Historic Sites, Virtual