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The Women’s Perspective: A Close Look at Women Artists


Join Jill Kiefer, Ph.D. as she leads her Online Course series for BAC entitled: “THE WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE: A CLOSE LOOK AT WOMEN ARTISTS” for 6 Saturdays – 10:00 – 11:00 AM – 9/24 – 10/29, 2022 from 10 – 11 AM. In this course, we’ll examine the contributions of women to the history of art.

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Women have been making art since the dawn of time. Yet their work, when compared to that of their male counterparts, has been often overlooked and remains undervalued.

In this six-week program, we’ll examine the contributions of women to the history of art, focusing on their unique perspectives and the ways in which they re-envisioned their roles as artists.

In addition to the more famous females we know— Artemisia, Morisot, Cassatt, O’Keeffe, Kahlo, Krasner and the like—we will also look at women artists who are still often under-represented in scholarship. Hilma af Klint, Caterina van Hemessen, Marie-Gabrielle Capet, Harriet Powers and Janet Sobel are just a few of the many, many amazing artists we’ll visit on this exciting journey!

Join us to experience the contributions of women to the history of art!
Saturdays – 10:00 – 11:00 AM – 9/24 – 10/29, 2022

Attendance/Absence/Tardiness Policy: If you are registered for the class, please make every effort to be on time and participate.

Electronic Device Policy: Students are asked to turn ringer tones on their cell phones off during class—and to take any essential calls on their cell phones outside of the virtual classroom.

Meet your Instructor: Jill Kiefer

Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historianand teaching artist. She 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, the Palos Verdes Art Center and the University of New Mexico. She has received several “Best Faculty” awards and was a Federal Title V Grant Recipient four times for her work in Hybrid Learning. Jill is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and 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. Jill is a Past President of the Ossining Arts Council, and the Director of the Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon), an international, annual event held each summer in the United Kingdom. A published writer and artist, Jill has an impressive and extensive resume.  To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org

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