My gratitude to everyone who attended the final installment of my lecture series celebrating women artists, “From Muse to Master,” this week in Mount Dora, FL. Beginning in the Middle Ages and going all the way to the 21st century, we highlighted the work and impact of a variety of women artists, but barely scratched the surface. My hope is that this particular series inspires every attendee to continue researching and to keep celebrating all the wonderful women who contributed (and continue to contribute) to what we know as art history.
Frankly, this series was quite an experiment and yielded some fascinating “feedback” from guests. If you think that we, as a society, are more progressive towards women in 2018 than ever before, I would ask that you take a moment to consider this one question… is equal representation a political issue?
The very best ART, the most “successful” ART is challenging and disturbing and uncomfortable. That is because ART is a mirror, reflecting back whatever the viewer brings to it.