Join us for the LA stop of art historian and curator Katy Hessel’s US tour where she will discuss her bestselling book ‘The Story of Art Without Men’ followed by a book signing.
Initially conceived on Hessel’s Instagram, @thegreatwomenartists, this groundbreaking revisionist history—complete with over 300 beautiful full-color illustrations and photographs on every page—brings women artists and their oft-overlooked work to the fore, upending what we think we know about art history, and ‘firmly crack[ing] open the canon’ (Spectator).
Attendance is free; however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register.
This public program is a collaboration between W.W. Norton Company, Artbook and Hauser & Wirth.
About the Publication
In ‘The Story of Art Without Men’, Katy Hessel, art historian and founder of @thegreatwomenartists, discovers the glittering paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century United States and the artist who really invented the ‘readymade.’ Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of postwar artists in Latin America, and the women defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned and your eyes opened to many artforms often ignored or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the history of art as it’s never been told before.
About Katy Hessel
Katy Hessel is an art historian, broadcaster, curator and the author of The Story of Art without Men, a Sunday Times Bestseller and winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2022. Dedicated to celebrating women artists from all over the world, she runs @thegreatwomenartists Instagram and The Great Women Artists Podcast.