Friday, May 17
James S. Copley Auditorium
Cornelia Feye, author and publisher, will speak on the subject of female artists of the 20th century.
The 20th century began with an explosion of new discoveries and artistic styles all over Europe. The trauma of World War I further prompted the development of art forms from Expressionism, Fauvism, to Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. Women were actively involved in these new approaches to art. This lecture will explore the work of Susanne Valadon, Paula Moderson-Becker, Gabriele Münter, Emily Carr, Sonia Delaunay, Georgia O’Keeffe, Hilma af Klint, Käthe Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning and others.
After her lecture, Cornelia Feye will be signing her newest book Private Universe inside Bibliotique, the Museum’s boutique shop (located across the sculpture court from the auditorium). Her book will be available for sale in Bibliotique for $12.00. Members will receive their discount, as with all purchases! Private Universe is “a coming of age novel about a young woman’s spiritual quest, combining mystery, art history, complex relationships, world travel, and the search for meaning. It is a story of survival and self-discovery.”
Light refreshments including coffee, tea and bakery treats will be available starting at 9:20 a.m. for ticket holders to this Guest Lecture.
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture & Tour series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led tours.
$13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors and military | $5 students
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council