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VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Mother of Creativity: Women Artists as Caregivers

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Hall W. Rockefeller, Art Critic and Writer

$12 (Members 10% discount)

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In honor of Mother’s Day, join Rockefeller, art writer and expert on women artists in an exploration of the trials and triumphs of being an artist-mother, with stories from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary moment. Motherhood has been long held by (largely male) art critics and historians to be the “enemy of good art”. After all, how could creativity be summoned by a body who uses all its creative force in pregnancy? Of course, these retroactive and harmful ideas couldn’t be farther from the complex truth.

Image: Alice Neel (1900–1984), Mother and Child, c. 1962. Oil on canvas. Private collection. © The Estate of Alice Neel.
The Museum’s educational programming is supported by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Connecticut Humanities; the Randolph and John Dirks Fund; the John and Kelly Hartman Foundation; the Sally Bill Children’s Education Fund; the Betty M. Challgren Education Fund; the Elizabeth Matthews Hubbard Education Fund; the Ingalls Foundation Education Fund; the Sali Godard Riege Educational Fund; and the Lelan F. Sillin, Jr. Education Endowment Fund.

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No refunds for Broadway bus trips or Miss Florence’s Teas after transaction is complete. Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place. To request a refund or to transfer program fee into a donation, please email (Updated February 2022)


May 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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