As an artist’s daughter raised in Boston, guest speaker, Tamar Avishai was treated to an abundance of Saturdays at the MFA. Each trip would find her squeaky sneakers careening towards a different object, drawn to the evolving expressions of girlhood, adolescence, and womanhood that reflected her own evolution. In this talk celebrate Women’s History Month and join Tamar as she retraces her steps, examining some of her early favorites, while focusing in particular on the rendering of girls as they evolve into women: the boldness of children, the awkwardness of adolescence, and the bravery of artists who returned the agency to their mischievous subjects simply by capturing them before they grew into women to be gazed upon.
Made possible by The Lowell Institute.
Growing up at the MFA: A Boston Native's Guide through the Stages of Womanhood
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
- Admission Free with Admission - No Ticket Required
- This event is free with cost of admission.
- Event Type
- Gallery Activities and Tours