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Gallery Conversation: Female Makers in Dialogue

Mon, Mar 18 | 2:00–2:45



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  • Free; no registration required

Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones

Join Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator in Arts of the Americas, for a conversation exploring women artists in the early 20th century and the ways their works speak to one another and the rich history of U.S. modernism.

about the speaker

Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator, Arts of the Americas, joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and specializes in U.S. painting, sculpture, and visual culture. She is particularly interested in elevating historical women artists—studying artworks in the permanent collection, stewarding acquisitions, developing exhibitions and programming, and presenting new research in an effort to recover and revalue the contributions and stories of female makers.

Her current exhibition project is Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks” (opens June 2024). She is also preparing an exhibition on Mary Cassatt. Madsen curated and authored John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age (2018) and has co-curated and contributed to a number of other exhibitions and publications at the Art Institute. Additionally, she has contributed essays to such publications as Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (2011), American Art, and Winterthur Portfolio. Madsen holds a Ph.D in art history from Stanford University and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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