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A painting of flowers by Florine Stettheimer next to a headshot of curator Erica Hirshler.

Event Details

March 24, 2022
7:00 pm –8:00 pm


Members: FREE
Not-Yet-Members: $20
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Hill Auditorium

Event Description

Explore and enjoy the aesthetic achievements of American women artists before 1920, the year of women’s suffrage, with Erica Hirshler, Croll senior curator of American paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Her illustrated talk will examine their accomplishments in a variety of media within the context of social history and the accessibility of an artistic education. As painter Cecilia Beaux wrote in 1915, she looked forward to the day “when the term ‘Women in Art’ will be as strange sounding a topic as the title ‘Men in Art’ would be now.”

Please Note: This event takes place outside of regular Museum hours and does not include gallery access.

This talk is generously supported by the Margaret and Terry Stent Distinguished Lecture Series in American Art Endowment.


Health and Safety

The High Museum of Art’s top priority is the safety of our community, visitors, artists, and staff members.
Masks are optional for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Those who have yet to receive the vaccine should continue to wear masks.

In consultation with medical and public health experts, the High is implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for all talks and lectures. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination. Audience members who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within seventy-two hours of the talk’s start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the talk’s start time. Proof of vaccination (or negative test result) must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test). Audience members can show proof of vaccination by presenting a physical vaccination card, a photo of a physical card, or a digital confirmation of vaccination.  A free resource in the Atlanta for vaccinations or COVID-19 testing is Viral Solutions.

Artwork Detail Credit: Florine Stettheimer (American, 1871-1944), Shallow Bowl, ca. 1922.