February 25, 2019
What can a woman do? Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement
What was the role of women designers in the Anglo/American Arts and Crafts movement? Wendy Kaplan, curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will focus on women’s leadership in social and economic reform, as well as the restrictions on full participation.
While we consider education and career choices to be fundamental rights for women just over a hundred years ago, these were mostly utopian dreams. Discover how social reformers, advocates of women’s rights, and followers of the Arts and Crafts movement addressed the question of work for women designers and craftspeople toward the end of the nineteenth century.
Free and open to the public.
Please be aware that the Ransom Center’s Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.