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Facing the Revolution: Virtual Member Conversation with the Curators

January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Facing the Revolution: Virtual Conversation with the Curators

On the eve of the inauguration of the first woman to hold the vice presidency, join Galina Olmsted, Assistant Curator of European and American Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, and Erika Holmquist-Wall, the Mary & Barry Bingham Sr. Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture at the Speed Art Museum, for a conversation about the exhibition Facing the Revolution: Portraits of Women in France and the United States. Organized as part of a joint partnership between the Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Speed Art Museum, Facing the Revolution explores the intersection of political and artistic revolution by foregrounding portraits of women painted by French and American artists between 1785 and 1835. Galina and Erika will discuss the lives of these women, with a particular focus on the women artists whose careers were upended by political and social revolution.

Following the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to socialize and continue the conversation in break out rooms.

This program is FREE and jointly presented by the Speed Art Museum and the Eskenazi Museum of Art. One registration per household needed. Space is limited to museum members.



Adélaïde Labille‑Guiard
French, 1749 ‑ 1803
Detail of Portrait of Madame Adélaïde, about 1787
Oil on canvas
107 3/4 × 73 3/4 in. (273.7 × 187.3 cm.)
Gift of Mrs. Berry V. Stoll
Restored by income from the Marguerite Montgomery Baquie Memorial Trust, 1993, with additional
support from The National Endowment for the Arts  1982.21


January 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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