Harriet Hosmer and the Binary Cis-tems She Defied
Wednesday, June 22nd from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
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Historian Beans Velocci and Lori Waselchuk, Assistant Director of Public Programs, will celebrate the life and art of Harriet Hosmer while discussing the history and consequences of binary sex classification systems. Harriet Hosmer broke new ground for women in American Art becoming one of the most successful sculptors of the 19th Century. Hosmer pursued her creative vision fiercely, finding workarounds to many of the restrictions placed on American women. Through her extraordinary life as a queer artist, she created a new possibility for being that challenged the meaning of womanhood itself. 

Image: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer with her assistants and carvers in the courtyard of her studio in Rome, 1867. Albumen print, 11 2/5 x 16 1/2 in. (9 x 41.8 cm). Hertzmann Collection of Photographs of American Artists, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC.

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Wednesday June 22
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Art At Noon: Harriet Hosmer:
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