ThinkOlio Presents: O'Keeffe's Contemporaries: Four (More) Modern Women
Friday June 16: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Georgia O'Keeffe might be the most famous American woman artist of her generation, but she certainly wasn't the only one. This Olio introduces us to four other women who forged careers as professional artists in New York between 1900 and 1940. From Peggy Bacon's scenes of bohemian life to Isabel Whitney's depictions of a changing Brooklyn, from Florine Stettheimer's whimsical family portraits to Abastenia St. Leger Eberle's figures of immigrants and laborers, their art explored a range of subjects and styles.
And these artists' personal stories are just as varied as their work, reminding us that the issues of "work/life balance" and women's shifting roles in male-dominated fields are nothing new. How did these four women define modern life and modern art for themselves? Join us and learn more.
Jessica Murphy holds a Ph.D. in art history and has worked in the museum field for more than a decade, concentrating in American art and audience engagement.
The presenting beer sponsor is Sixpoint Brewery. Wine is generously provided by Maison Cubi.
Buy a ticket HERE or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.