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Historical Perspectives on a "Golden Time": 

Ohio Women Artists in the early 1900s


WED, SEP 13 | 5-7:30 PM


5 PM: Lecture by Kimberly Hamlin (James and Beth Lewis Professor of History at Miami University) This interactive lecture will provide important historical context for the Museum's exhibition A Golden Time: Turn of the Century Ohio Women Artists, allowing viewers to engage more fully with the art and artists on display. Dr. Hamlin will focus on women's changing roles in Ohio and beyond in the early 1900s. In addition to women and the arts, themes will include women and the vote, women and politics/reform, women and education, and women and family life. 


6 PM: Gallery Talk by Christine Fowler Shearer (Interim director, Allen County Museum) Women artists of the late 19th century and early 20th century were not afforded the same education and opportunities as their male contemporaries. Becoming a professional artist was harder for women for many reasons, including professional training, exhibit availability, and societal expectations. Ohio artists Alice Schille and Elizabeth Nourse provide a narrative of two artists whose careers were similar in some ways, but very different in others. They provide an opportunity to explore the many issues women artists faced and the ways in which they could be overcome.


Reception to follow.


This program is in conjunction with current exhibition - A Golden Time: Turn of the Century Ohio Women Artists


This program is supported by a grant from the MIAMI Women Giving Circle.

  • Dr. Kate Curran Dannies
  • Mr. Michael R. Hieber
  • Mr. Alan Dean Clift

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