Creative Revolutionaries and Visionaries at the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Susan Fisher Sterling

  • Wallace Collection |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 14:30 until 15:30
by Susan Fisher Sterling

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, 'Portrait of Madame Therese Vestris, 1803. Part of the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, 'Portrait of Madame Therese Vestris, 1803.

This year, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will celebrate its 25th anniversary. A private, non-profit institution in the heart of Washington, DC, it was founded in 1987 by philanthropist Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and her husband Wallace to help redress the lack of representation of women artists in museum collections and major art exhibitions.

The core collection has now grown to over 3,000 works by 1,000 artists. Sterling’s lecture will highlight key historical works in the collection and make the case for the continuing need for a museum solely dedicated to recognising the contributions of women in the arts.

Venue details

Wallace Collection
Hertford House Manchester Square London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org London