In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Constitutional amendment, we are offering a course featuring the art of women artists. The 19th Amendment was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and was ratified by the states on August 26, 1920. The Amendment was an important step in enfranchising women.
While all artists faced societal challenges, women artists encountered more significant restrictions than male artists. Women were barred from art training at the national academies. They had almost no opportunities to display or to sell their art. After death, their art was often attributed to male artists. Yet despite these formidable challenges, a few talented women broke through the barriers. This course will explore the works of representative artists from the Renaissance until today. Join us to celebrate the contributions of women artists to art and to life. Tea will be served
Instructor: Julianne K. Ferris, Ph.D.
Course Cost: $36.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $36.00