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Gallery Talk: Intersections

February 10, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

The theme for this month's Intersections is the “gender box.” What kinds of traits or behaviors are expected of men and of women? What kinds of gender roles are prescribed or reinforced by the images we see? What are the limitations of these binaries and how do they relate to power and sexual violence? We’ll discuss a selection of paintings in the museum’s collection and how representations of women from the past might help us talk about gender roles today.

In this new interactive lecture series, the Art Institute’s encyclopedic collection serves as a catalyst for conversations about urgent social questions and current events. Come ready to participate and create community through dialogue about art. Educators select featured artworks and post them here in advance of each discussion in order to be responsive to an ever-changing world.    

Visit the calendar to view upcoming Intersections programs on the second Friday of each month.


Luca Giordano, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1675/80. Major Acquisitions Centennial Endowment; Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection.