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

Talk | Wallace Collection

Thursday 17 May 2012 - 14:30 until 15:30

by Susan Fisher Sterling

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 information

Wallace Collection

Hertford House Manchester Square London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500

Entry details

Ticket and venue details
Tickets are £10 and talks take place at the Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN.
To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday–Friday 9 am–5.30 pm.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: we can no longer accept payment by cheque.

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