Celebrating Women in Art
An annual benefit celebrating women, art, and art education, this year’s Women’s Luncheon will celebrate the exquisite works on view in the legacy exhibition Treasures of American Art: The Cynthia and Heywood Fralin Collection.
Chaired by philanthropist Cynthia Fralin, guests will enjoy a delicious seated luncheon with remarks from keynote speaker Dr. Anna O. Marley, who will deliver the keynote address on the topic of “Women in Motion: 150 years of Women’s Artistic Networks.”
Dr. Marley’s current exhibition on view in Philadelphia explores the artistic networks of women artists exhibiting, studying, and teaching at PAFA from its founding in 1805 to the end of World War II. For this talk, Dr. Marley will focus on the links between the women on view at PAFA, and those on view in the Fralin Collection and Taubman Museum permanent collection, including Lilly Martin Spencer, Mary Cassatt, Susan Macdowell Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as some of the men that were supportive of their education and careers, such as Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase.
At the luncheon, the Museum is also proud to honor two women in our community who have made significant contributions to the accessibility of arts and culture in our region:
Ann Fralin Award: Regine Archer of Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.
Sheila S. Strauss Art Venture Award: Superintendent Verletta White of Roanoke City Public Schools
A TAUBMAN MUSEUM SIGNATURE EVENT
WED, MAY 11, 2022
Opening Reception and Gallery Access: 11 am – 12 pm
Luncheon: 12 pm – 2 pm
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