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Feminist Art History Conference 2014



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Samuel Sadow
Visual Resources Curator

Announcing a New E-Book
by Broude & Garrard

INTRODUCING FEMINIST ART HISTORY by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard.

Introducing Feminist Art History brings together the landmark introductory essays and prefaces written by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard for their five co-edited volumes on feminism and art history (1982–2005). With a new preface (2014).

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Feminist Art History Conference

The annual Feminist Art History Conference at American University engaged with the expanding legacy of Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, two pioneering feminist art historians and professors emerita of art history at AU. The 2014 Conference included a record seventy-two presentations in nineteen sessions. Sixteen speakers traveled internationally to participate. Together the papers illustrated the diverse ways in which feminist research and interpretation continue to inform art historical analysis and scholarship.The keynote speaker was Dr. Lisa Gail Collins, Professor of Art History at Vassar College. Her presentation, "Here Lies Love: Feminism, Mourning, and a Quilt from Gee's Bend," was drawn from her current book project on history, memory, creativity, and community.

The Feminist Art History Conference is open to the public. 

Feminist Art History Conference 2013

About the Feminist Art History Conference

In 2009, the Art History program faculty and staff began organizing an annual Feminist Art History Conference that takes place in the fall and brings scholars and grad students who are interested in feminism, gender studies, and art history to our campus from across the U.S. and internationally.

Feminist Art History Conference

2014 Conference

Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014
Katzen Arts Center
American University
Washington, DC
2014 Conference Program


Professor Lisa Gail Collins
Vassar College
"Here Lies Love:
Feminism, Mourning, and a Quilt from Gee's Bend"

Juliet Bellow
Norma Broude
Kim Butler
Mary D. Garrard
Helen Langa
Andrea Pearson
Ying-chen Peng

Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art, and College of Arts and Sciences at American University

Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center