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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Women Painters Through the Ages


Monday, May 16 at 7:00 in the Whiton Room -- Please join lecturer Martha Chiarchiaro as she illuminates fifteen women artists throughout history. In this presentation, we will explore the highlights of fifteen women painters over the past five centuries. As a sampling, we’ll view the Tudor court paintings of Levinia Teerlinc, the drama of Artemisia Gentileschi, the glamour of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, the maternal paintings of Mary Cassatt, and the boldness of Georgia O’Keeffe. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the tremendous contribution made by women artists over the past five centuries.

This event will be held in person at the Library. To join us, please register online.

Can you name 5 Women Artists? For the past several years, museums around the world have held a campaign called #5WomenArtists; Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking this question on social media each March during Women’s History Month. Using the hashtag #5WomenArtists, the campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of the time for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum, for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), libraries, garden clubs, and other organizations. As noted on her Seeing History website, Martha's specialty presentations related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

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