• October 7, 2018, 1–2:30 p.m.

Art Speaks: Working Together, A History of Women’s Art Organizations in Chicago 1890–2015

Featuring: Joanna Gardner-Huggett, Associate Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60602

Photo credit: Santa Rosa Junior Archives

Chicago is well known for nurturing the careers of women artists since the late nineteenth century, yet they continued to found separatist exhibitions to promote visibility and sales of their artwork. In this lecture, art historian Joanna Gardner-Huggett provides a history of several of these organizations and collectives, including the Palette Club (1880–c.1895), Women Artists’ Salon of Chicago (1937–1953), Artemisia Gallery (1973–2003), ARC Gallery (1973–present), Sapphire and Crystals (1986–present), and Woman Made Gallery (1992–present).