The Museum of Arts and Design is hosting "Talks | Women to Watch 2018" Featuring Alice Hope, Nadia Martinez, and Barb Smith.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Presented in partnership with the Greater New York Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women to Watch 2018 will focus on the use of metal as an artistic medium. Moderated by Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, the event features artists Alice Hope, Nadia Martinez, and Barb Smith in conversation about their work.
Long considered the work of men, metalsmithing has historically been seen by many as too physical and grueling for women. In the modern and contemporary eras, however, women artists have used metal to create a broad variety of objects, ranging from functional furniture and minimalist jewelry to purely aesthetic abstractions and large sculptural works.
Located in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing, and literary arts. NMWA brings recognition to art by women from all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by educating the public about their accomplishments. The Greater New York Committee of NMWA supports the museum in its mission to champion women through the arts by raising awareness of the contributions of women artists in the greater New York area.