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Exhibition Tour & Conversation: Making Her Mark

December 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

An intimate tour with exhibition curator Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Senior Curator and Department Head, Prints, Drawings, & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art of the groundbreaking exhibition Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

For centuries, women artists in Europe were considered rare and less talented than their male counterparts. Women who achieved professional artistic careers were deemed anomalous or exceptional, while those who engaged in creative pursuits in the home were dismissed as amateurs, and their works were categorized as material culture rather than art.

Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800 aims to correct these broadly held but mistaken beliefs through more than 200 works of diverse media and scale. From royal portraits and devotional sculptures to embroidered objects, tapestries, costumes, wax sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, graphic arts, furniture, and more, Making Her Mark features objects from the 15th to 18th centuries that reflect the multifaceted and often overlooked ways that women contributed to the visual arts of Europe.

The exhibition’s focus on displaying exclusively objects made by women or toward which women contributed their labor distinguishes this project by putting women makers of all social levels in conversation with each other through their works.

Examples by artistic heroines such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Luisa Roldán, Rosalba Carriera, Rachel Ruysch, and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun join exceptional products of female artisanal collectives and talented amateurs who operated outside of the male-dominated professional arena and often remained anonymous in the historical record. Further, sublime examples of ceramics, metalwork, and cabinetmaking from this era reflect women’s involvement in major manufactories and workshops.

Exhibition Venues:

The Baltimore Museum of Art from October 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto from March 27 – July 1, 2024

This event is organized by The Drawing Foundation.

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December 7, 2023
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5
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Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, 21218 United States
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Exhibition Tour & Conversation: Making Her Mark

An intimate tour with exhibition curator Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Senior Curator and Department Head, Prints, Drawings, & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art of the groundbreaking exhibition Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

For centuries, women artists in Europe were considered rare and less talented than their male counterparts. Women who achieved professional artistic careers were deemed anomalous or exceptional, while those who engaged in creative pursuits in the home were dismissed as amateurs, and their works were categorized as material culture rather than art.

Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800 aims to correct these broadly held but mistaken beliefs through more than 200 works of diverse media and scale. From royal portraits and devotional sculptures to embroidered objects, tapestries, costumes, wax sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, graphic arts, furniture, and more, Making Her Mark features objects from the 15th to 18th centuries that reflect the multifaceted and often overlooked ways that women contributed to the visual arts of Europe.

The exhibition’s focus on displaying exclusively objects made by women or toward which women contributed their labor distinguishes this project by putting women makers of all social levels in conversation with each other through their works.

Examples by artistic heroines such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Luisa Roldán, Rosalba Carriera, Rachel Ruysch, and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun join exceptional products of female artisanal collectives and talented amateurs who operated outside of the male-dominated professional arena and often remained anonymous in the historical record. Further, sublime examples of ceramics, metalwork, and cabinetmaking from this era reflect women’s involvement in major manufactories and workshops.

Exhibition Venues:

The Baltimore Museum of Art from October 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto from March 27 – July 1, 2024

This event is organized by The Drawing Foundation.

Date
December 7, 2023 2:00 pm
Venue
Address
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, 21218 United States

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