Learn about the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Italian Renaissance, the radical work of 19th-century American quilter Harriet Powers, and the artist who really invented the readymade with author Katy Hessel as she discusses her new book The Story of Art without Men. Hessel covers an expansive range, looking at Dutch art from the 17th century, the astonishing work of postwar artists in Latin America, and even women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan and Nigeria to Japan, this is the history of art as it’s never been told before.
Following the program, head to the Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop for a book signing.
Katy Hessel is an art historian, broadcaster, curator, and author of The Story of Art without Men (Norton, 2023), a Sunday Times Bestseller and winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2022. Katy runs the @thegreatwomenartists Instagram account, hosts the Great Women Artists podcast, is a columnist for the Guardian, and is a visiting fellow at Cambridge University.
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