A group to discuss Women in the Arts.
The project ‘The Sculptor Speaks’ takes its source from a 1961 tape by British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Unearthed at the British Library, the tape’s initial purpose was for a pre-recorded talk with slides for the British Council. Every recording is a priori an archival object, which can potentially resound anew through a contemporary carrier, p…[Read more]
This exhibition review examined “Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist,” recently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. This exhibition is a traveling show and this venue was its second installation.
The author is examining the interplay between voice and sculpture, within the field of sound art. The term ‘sculpture’ has been appropriated by many artists to define their work with the voice. Exploring the sculpted voice, three main categories are here identified: the plastic dimension of voice as a sculptable material, the sculptural…[Read more]
Availability of vocal music scores compilations containing art songs by African American composers. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
The essay analyzes a contemporary Indian feminist performance, Thoda Dhyaan Se (A Little Carefully, 2013), by framing it in the spatial ecosystem of the city of Delhi and explores its engagement with the feminist movement and the national imaginary of India. It examines the workings of the cultural economy of the city to discuss the effect of its…[Read more]
This review examines Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin’s book Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts, published by Rutgers University Press in 2018.
Christina Spiker deposited Nostalgic Femininity / From Flowers to Warriors: Japanese Woodblock Prints in the St. Catherine University Archives & Special Collections in the group Women in the Arts on Humanities Commons 2 years ago
The prints featured in this exhibition are all products of the Meiji period (1868–1912), a time of massive cultural and institutional transformation in Japanese culture. The era is characterized by rapid westernization brought about after the opening of Japanese ports in 1854 and the subsequent restoration of the Meiji Emperor in 1868. The p…[Read more]
While male illustrators including Alberto Vargas (1896–1982), George Petty (1894–1975), and Gil Elvgren (1914–1980) are synonymous with the field of early-twentieth-century pin-up art, there were in fact several women who also succeeded in the genre. Pearl Frush (1907–1986), Zoë Mozert (1907–1993), and Joyce Ballantyne (1918–2006) each establi…[Read more]
I’m prepping a new graduate seminar for autumn on the historiography of women in American music, broadly construed. We will use local and online primary source collections, but I also want to make sure we get into key readings in the field, both as examples of excellent history and a variety of different methods/approaches. Would anyone like to…[Read more]
Ok, so I know I said I would not start the discussion until Tuesday but I just came across this article in the Arts and culture section of the NYT about new work from the artist Kara Walker and I just could not resist. Please feel free to read and respond at your leisure. I will definitely post a few (I hope) thought provoking comments by or…[Read more]
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