6th Biennial Midwest Women Artists Symposium

A hybrid event on campus October 19 and 20, and completely virtual the morning of October 21.  The Keynote Speaker, part of the Visual Voices lecture series, on Thursday, October 19 will be Catherine J. Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.  The centerpiece of the Sackler Center is Judy Chicago’s massive and iconic work, The Dinner Party Morris’ talk is titled “A Shove in the Right Direction: Elizabeth Catlett and 20th Century Feminism.” This look at feminist art through the lens of Catlett’s work and career is central to Morris’ current research focus.

Other speakers with their lecture titles are: 

Fern Shaffer artist, Chicago, Illinois; Fern Shaffer: Patterns of Ecology       

Ginny Sykes multi-disciplinary artist, Chicago; Between Women: Love as Consequential Content in Collaborative PracticeNatalie Phillips professor, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; Place/Displacement: Negotiating Identity and Belonging in the Midwest

Marcella Hackbardt curator; professor, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Rewritten: Women Artists Reshaping the Narrative

Cherie Sampson intermedia artist; professor, University of Missouri-Columbia; performanceEvery.Single.One: Exploring Hereditary Breast Cancer and Survivorship

Gina Yang independent scholar, Boston, Massachusetts; Deaf View/Image Art and Deaf Experience: Resistive and Affirmative Strategies in the Work of Betty Miller and Susan Dupor

Angela Shaffer photographer, professor; “For Dear Life”: Using Photography to Bring Visibility to Emotional and Psychological Labor of Motherhood.