2015 Symposium


MIDWEST WOMEN ARTISTS 1940-1960
DISCOVERING THEIR WORK, TELLING THEIR STORIES, LEARNING FROM THE PAST

OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2015
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
PEORIA, ILLINOIS


At this interdisciplinary conference we will explore the art, experiences and legacies of women artists working in the Midwest from the end of the Great Depression through World War II and the prosperity of the 1950s.

The Midwestern United States consists of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The symposium is organized by the Bradley University Art History Program and the Illinois Women Artists Project with support from the Inland Visual Studies Center and Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Symposium Highlights

The symposium opens the afternoon of Thursday October 22 with a tour of the exhibition Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940 to 1960 at Peoria Riverfront Museum, followed by a visit to the Send Postcards to Barbara paying tribute to Chicago artist Barbara Aubin's original, collaborative 1979 exhibition. At 5:00pm Robert Cozzolino, PhD, will give the Keynote Address at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on the Bradley campus. On Friday October 23, panels, presentations and discussions will be held in the Peplow Pavilion in the Alumni Center on the university campus.

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Symposium expenses are being covered by our sponsors and donors. Lunch, travel and overnight expenses will be the responsibility of the symposium participant.

THE SYMPOSIUM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration is recommended.

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