Women, Art and Social Change (Press Release from the Women's International Study Center)

In almost three decades at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, first as Curator and now as Director, Susan Fisher Sterling has shaped exhibitions and the museum while making bold statements on the importance of women artists. In turn, women artists have made bold statements on the need for social change. These will be among the themes addressed by Dr. Sterling and others on Thursday, August 6th, at the Women’s International Study Center’s EDGE Series presentation at the Santa Fe Prep Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

The program begins with Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, Chair of the Board of the Brooklyn Museum, introducing Dr. Sterling who will describe the unique role that the National Museum of Women in the Arts has played for over 25 years in focusing attention on and heightening awareness of women artists. Dr. Sterling will also focus remarks on women artists who draw attention on the need for social change and often become catalysts for that change. The program then expands as Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, moderates a discussion between Dr. Sterling and three distinguished artists, Harmony Hammond, Meridel Rubinstein, and Rose B. Simpson. This discussion will highlight how these artists have used their talents to advance social change. Questions from the audience will then be addressed to complete the evening.

This event is co-sponsored by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Tickets $35 available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1668717

The Women’s International Study Center in a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization located at Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe that is dedicated to inspiring and enabling women around the world to achieve their full potential. WISC's programs include: recognizing women of achievement; hosting Fellows-in-Residence; and WISC Conversations, the EDGE Series and symposia. For more information: www.wisc-amh.org

For more information on this event, contact Revell Carr 505 204 6113