Recovering a Women’s Art History: Edmonia Lewis, Angel de Cora, and Tonita Pena
Wednesday, April 4, 6:00-7:30pm, Admission is free.
Moderator: America Meredith, artist and founder, First American Art Magazine
Panelists: Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico; Dr. Sascha Scott, Associate Professor of Art History, Syracuse University; Yvonne N. Tiger, independent scholar
Many women in the 19th and early 20th century faced considerable difficulties participating in the mainstream American art world. Artists like Edmonia Lewis, Angel de Cora, and Tonita Pena took on these roles, sometimes at considerable risk to themselves, to forge new pathways for women of their time and the future. During their lives, the fires these women lit blazed brightly, but over time, to varying degrees, their stories became obscured. This panel explores their stories and their renewed legacies.