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Miriam Schapiro: A Pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement
Join us with presenter Carol Salus, Art Historian, book author and Art History Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University who has presented at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jewish Theological Seminary, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.
For this program we will explore the world of Miriam Schapiro, one of the foremost leaders in the feminist art movement in the US. through her painting, printmaking, and teaching. Nicknamed “Mimi Appleseed” after Johnny Appleseed whose dream was for a land where blossoming apple trees were everywhere, she opened paths previously closed and unknown to women artists. Her Jewish identity is explored in tributes to the leftist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who claimed Jewish ancestry, her homage to the French Jewish artist Sonia Delauney, a co-founder of the Orphism movement, as well as others.

May 3, 2021 06:45 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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