Artworks by Artemisia Gentileschi (left) and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (right)

An Alternative History of Art: Women Through the Ages 1550 – 1945 by Katy Hessel

  • Thu 25 July 2019
  • 6.30 – 7.30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Katy Hessel, curator, writer and founder of @thegreatwomenartists – the Instagram account with over 50k followers that celebrates female art daily. Hessel will take us through an alternative history of women in art through the ages from 1550 – 1945, providing insight into women’s contribution to the history of art. From Renaissance female artists to pre-war Surrealists, the talk will also cover non-Western artists and explore how women have been consistently breaking boundaries throughout the course of art history. Hessel has written extensively on the subject of women artists and has regularly led talks and lectures on the subject for The Courtauld, Cambridge University, Pallant House Gallery and Christie’s Education. She has presented films for the Barbican Centre and audio for Selfridges. In February 2019, she curated an area of Tate Modern for February Tate Lates, and has curated exhibitions at TJ Boulting, Mother London, and residencies at Palazzo Monti, Brescia. This event will take place at the Hauser & Wirth Recital Hall at King’s Bruton School. Parking is available at Blue 18 or Blue 21 on this map. The Hauser & Wirth Recital Hall is fully accessible and has disabled toilets and a lift to the balcony level. Tickets are £5 and include a drink on arrival.

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