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Virtual Lecture with Patricia Cronin: Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity is a virtual lecture led by interdisciplinary conceptual artist, Patricia Cronin

Virtual Lecture with Patricia Cronin: Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity

Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Webinar

The Downtown Arts District invites you to a special lecture with interdisciplinary conceptual artist, Patricia Cronin. Her talk, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity, is an extention of the Downtown Arts District’s Pompeii programming.

Please register for the FREE Zoom webinar. All registrants will receive an email with the webinar link prior to the event.

New York based multidisciplinary artist Patricia Cronin discusses how Art History has inspired her feminist artistic practice for over 25 years. From Ancient Greek sculpture to 19th Neo-classical sculpture, from intimate watercolors to large assemblage paintings, Cronin’s aesthetic strategy breathes new life into traditional images and forms in time honored artists’ materials by injecting her specific contemporary content into them. This talk will also focus on her exhibition Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity, the inaugural Conversations with the Collection series exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art, including Aphrodite Reimagined, a 21st-century/ancient hybrid, monumental cult statue of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, commissioned by the museum. Cronin will discuss how exploring the past will continue to illuminate the present and forge a way forward.

Artist Bio

Patricia Cronin is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist whose paintings, sculptures and public art examines issues of gender, sexuality and social justice. Cronin’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, including Shrine For Girls at the 56th Venice Biennale that then traveled to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York and the LAB Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Other solo exhibitions were presented at the American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy; Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy; Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; and most recently at the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL where she was the inaugural artist in their bi-annual “Conversations with the Collection” series where they invite a contemporary artist to respond to their Antiquities Collection. Cronin is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, both in Washington, DC; and Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL, and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, among others. She is a Professor of Art at Brooklyn College, CUNY.


This program is supported by Orlando Science Center for the exhibition of Pompeii: The Immortal City, funded by Orange County Government through the Arts and Cultural Affairs program. For more details, please visit www.osc.org.