Women Who Roar: Samantha Baskind on Roaring Women Artists


Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 pm
Online Program
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In this monthly series, subject matter experts on themes of art, music, and literature will discuss trailblazing women artists, musicians, and writers from diverse cultural backgrounds whose roaring voices have influenced popular American culture.

“Can you name 5 women artists?” Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking this question on social media in March during Women’s History Month. Using the hashtag #5WomenArtists, the campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses. This March, join Samantha Baskind, art historian and Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University, to learn the names of three groundbreaking women artists who every American should know.

Explore the work of Edmonia Lewis, the first African American sculptor to achieve national and international prominence; Judy Chicago, whose name is synonymous with early feminist art and has been challenging the male-dominated art world since the 1970s; and, Sonia Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, India, now living in the US, whose work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in the predominantly Hindu and Muslim India.

More in the Series:

April 14: Women Who Roar: Mandy Smith on Roaring Women Musicians >>>

May 26: Women Who Roar: A Panel on Roaring Women Writers >>>

We are proud to present this program in connection to the special exhibition, Notorious: RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presented locally by PNC Bank.