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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Drawing Feminism

Date: Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Rare Book Room
Contact Information: Kelly Wooten, 919-660-5967 or kelly.wooten(at)duke.edu

Detail of portrait of Irene Peslikis by Alice Neel. From the Irene Peslikis Papers.

The summer research project season is in full swing!

Next Tuesday, Katie Anania, graduate student in Art History at the University of Texas-Austin and recipient of a Mary Lily Research Grant, will discuss her research on the feminist adoption of drawing as an intimate means of artistic expression.

Anania's research at the RBMSCL has focused on the Irene Peslikis Papers and the Kate Millett Papers.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more about feminism and art, visit "Stretching the Canvas: Women Exploring the Arts" and "The Feminist Art Movement, 1970s-1980s," online versions of two exhibits prepared for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture's 2007 symposium, Neither Model Nor Muse: Women and Artistic Expression.

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