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Considering the Arts #10: Marcy B. Freedman on Great Women Artists of the 20th Century

For several months, the Croton Council on the Arts has been sponsoring a series of talks called “Considering the Arts.”  Several different topics have been addressed, including an introduction to history of Hudson River Painting, various aspects of photography, the art of Japanese Cuisine, and the challenges of self-publishing. Events take place on the first Sunday of each month at Symphony Knoll, in the Upper Village.

Now, to celebrate the new year, CCoA has invited Marcy B. Freedman to be its guest speaker and has arranged for a different, larger venue.  On Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2pm at the Croton Free Library, Freedman will present an illustrated lecture about women artists of the last century, an interest, Marcy explains, goes back to her college days:

Years, and years ago, as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, I took my first art history course. The textbook was the 1969 edition of Janson’s History of Art. Believe it or not, that book included no women artists! As I write these words, I am still shocked.  What an omission!

Happily, art historians have rectified the situation, and it is now possible to see that there have been amazing women artists throughout history. In particular, the twentieth century was a period of great accomplishment for women painters, photographers, video and performance artists. I will demonstrate this point with an illustrated lecture about artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Joan Mitchell, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Pipilotti Rist and many others.

Marcy B. Freedman is an artist and art historian, with a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in these fields.  Her studio in Peekskill is full of art in a diverse range of media, and her work has been included in more than 350 exhibitions around the country. She has taught in local colleges, curated exhibitions, and presented public lectures on a variety of topics.  For the last decade, she has worked primarily as a video and performance artist.  In addition to presenting this lecture in 2017, Freedman will be performing at Embark and at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, among other venues.

For further information about Marcy Freedman, please visit http://www.marcybfreedman.com/.  For further information about her talk on women artists, please call 914 271 5891.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Drive
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Croton Council on the Arts
Presenter Website: http://www.crotonarts.org