MIDWEST WOMEN ARTISTS 1940-1960
DISCOVERING THEIR WORK, TELLING THEIR STORIES, LEARNING FROM THE PAST
OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2015
At this interdisciplinary conference we will explore the art, experiences and legacies of women artists working in the Midwest from the end of the Great Depression through World War II and the prosperity of the 1950s.
The Midwestern United States consists of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The symposium is organized by the Bradley University Art History Program and the Illinois Women Artists Project with support from the Inland Visual Studies Center and Peoria Riverfront Museum.
2015 CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers considering the art, experiences and legacies of women artists who worked in the Midwest between 1940 and 1960, as well as those that deal with aspects of collecting, exhibiting and publishing the work of these women, are welcomed.
Abstract Submission: Please submit a 300 word abstract for a 15-20 minute paper by May 4, 2015. Include the title of paper, presenter’s name, institutional & departmental affiliation (if applicable), CV and any technology requests.
Submit copies to both of the organizers:
Sarah Glover Associate Professor of Art History, Bradley University
Channy Lyons, Director, Illinois Women Artists Project
The symposium opens the afternoon of Thursday October 22 with a tour of the exhibition Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940 to 1960 at Peoria Riverfront Museum. At 5:00pm Robert Cozzolino, PhD, will give the Keynote Address at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on the Bradley campus. On Friday November 8, panel presentations and discussions will be held in Westlake Hall on the university campus.
Symposium expenses are being covered by our sponsors and donors. Lunch, travel and overnight expenses will be the responsibility of the symposium participant.
THE SYMPOSIUM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration is recommended.