Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe & 20th c. Feminism
September 23, 2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Virtual on Zoom
Virtual Talk with author Linda M. Grasso
The Museum is pleased to welcome author Linda M. Grasso for a virtual discussion of her book Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth Century Feminism, the first historical study of the artist’s complex involvement with, and influence on, U.S. feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s. Drawing from paintings, photographs, correspondence, press, fan mail, and archival documents, Grasso explores how O’Keeffe and feminism have been linked in popular culture and the public imagination. Situating the artist in U.S. feminist history and considering what feminism meant to O’Keeffe and her audiences over several generations, Grasso’s book has been named by Choice, the American Library Association’s journal, as an Outstanding Academic Title in the Fine Arts.
The Museum is pleased to welcome Linda M. Grasso for a virtual discussion of her book in conjunction with the current exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: “Things I Had No Words For”.
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Linda M. Grasso is a professor of English at York College and of Liberal Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. In addition to Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth Century Feminism (University of New Mexico Press), she is the author of The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women’s Literature in America, 1820-1860 (University of North Carolina Press) and numerous articles about U.S. women’s literature and culture.
Inset: Equal Under the Sky Book
Cover Photograph: Georgia O’Keeffe, circa 1938 by Josephine B. Marks, gelatin silver print, 2 ½ x 2 inches, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Cover designed by Catherine Leonardo
Thumbnail: Equal Rights, 1942. Historic National Woman’s party Collection at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
Banner: New York World-Telegram. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O’Keeffe Archive, Yale Collection of American Literature. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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