3 2021

Miriam Schapiro: A Pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x15

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Miriam Schapiro was one of the foremost leaders in the feminist art movement in the US.  Since 1970, Schapiro raised women’s consciousness through her painting, printmaking, and teaching.  Nicknamed “Mimi Appleseed” after Johnny Appleseed whose dream was for a land where blossoming apple trees were everywhere, she opened paths previously closed and unknown to women artists.  Her Jewish identity is explored in tributes to the leftist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who claimed Jewish ancestry, her homage to the French Jewish artist Sonia Delauney, a co-founder of the Orphism movement, as well as others.

Join Carol Salus, PhD, from Ohio State University.  She taught throughout her career at Kent State University

She's published in Jewish Art and had funding to interview at new Jewish Museum, Munich. Also published on Memorial to the Murdered European Jews, Berlin after interviews with the archivist in Berlin and the architect, Peter Eisenman in Manhattan.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.