Eleanor Roosevelt Hadassah "Above Rubies: Jewish Women Artists"
October 26, 2021 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join us for a virtual event as Wendy Evans, art historian, illuminates the art and lives of Jewish women artists. Read more below.
We will journey from the 17th century through present day, discussing artists like Rachel Olivetti, who embroidered a Torah Ark curtain in 1620, to women like Eva Hesse and Helen Frankenthaler, who helped push the boundaries of art in the later 20th century. Many talented women artists, like Judy Chicago, were moved by feminism, while others like Elaine de Kooning and Lee Krasner worked in the shadow of famous husbands.
Wendy Evans is an art historian with advanced degrees from Oxford University and Wayne State University. She taught art history at WSU and CCS and is a long time DIA volunteer. She has a passion for art that she loves to share with groups, both in the metro area and as far away as Anhui Province, China. (More information on Wendy is on her website www.art-talks.org)