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Women in the Arts: Women Working in the Arts presented by Dr. Jill Kiefer
March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us at Bethany Arts Community for a special presentation on Women in the Arts presented by Dr. Jill Kiefer
FREE EVENT: Donations welcomed!
Women arts professionals have been referred to as the bargains of our time. 51% of visual artists today are women. Yet, on average, they earn 81¢ for every dollar made by male artists for their work. Women working across arts professions make almost $20,000 less per year than men. In this program, we’ll have a look at some other staggering statistics, consider how and why that situation might be changing, and examine some of the major contributions made by women working in the arts. We’ll be looking at female art historians, art critics, authors, educators, and artists—who have dramatically changed the narrative about art—and about women.
Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historian and teaching artist. She is the Director of What About Art?—an organization devoted to bringing Art to Everyone, and the President of the Ossining Arts Council. Jill has developed and implemented comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs at prestigious institutions in the USA and abroad. She was a member of the graduate faculty of the Humanities Dept. of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and also taught for Pasadena City College, Glendale College, Westwood College, the Palos Verdes Art Center and the University of New Mexico. She has received several “Best Faculty” awards. Jill was a Federal Title V Grant Recipient four times for her work in Hybrid Learning, and she is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the oldest and most selective academic honor society in the USA, dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Jill is the Dean of Warnborough College’s Master’s and Doctoral programs in Cultural Art History, Fine Arts, and Media Studies. She also teaches art history and studio art for several lifelong learning programs in Westchester. A published writer and artist, Jill has an impressive and extensive resume. To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org