It’s been a long time coming, but finally women are taking their rightful place in the great art collections of the world.
Leading the way has been the Museum of Modern Art in New York which closed its doors for an entire year to undertake an exhilarating re-hang, placing women artists center stage.
And now the National Gallery of Australia has launched Know My Name, a landmark exhibition and campaign to promote the work of Australian women artists.
In our next episode of Art Talks, the American Friends of the NGA has assembled a remarkable panel to discuss this exciting moment in the history of art.
LIVE on YouTube Premiere
USA | Thursday, December 10, 6pm EST | 3pm PST
AUS | Friday, December 11, 10am AEST | 7am AWST
Dr. Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist, feminist and thought-leader with a distinguished career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia and the United States. Dr. Summer’s book The Lost Mother deals with a once celebrated woman artist who was subsequently lost to history.
Dr. Deborah Hart is the Head Curator of Australian Art at the NGA and has co-curated the Know My Name exhibition. She’s an active participant in the broader campaign at the gallery to achieve gender equity in displays and acquire more art by women for Australia’s national collection.
Dr. Ann Temkin is the Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at one of the world’s most iconic art institutions, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She recently lead the ground-breaking ‘reimagining’ of MoMA’s collection which dramatically increased its exposure of women artists in a bold celebration of diversity.
Belinda Luscombe is our moderator. An Australian-American, Belinda is Time magazine’s award-winning editor-at-large who has written and broadcast extensively on the arts and women’s issues. Her most recent cover story for Time was on New Zealand’s trailblazing prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.
AFNGA IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO FOSTER THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA, CREATING CLOSER TIES BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES.