Press release courtesy of Cassandra Langer and SAAM
Art Discussions: Romaine Brooks, a 20th-Century Woman
Friday, June 17, 2016, 4 – 7pm
Categories: After Five, Lectures & Discussions
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20004, USA
Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium
Related Exhibition: The Art of Romaine Brooks
Join eminent scholars Cassandra Langer, art historian and author of Romaine Brooks: A Life; Sylvia Kahan, Professor of Performing and Creative Arts, CUNY College of Staten Island; Helen Langa, Associate Professor, Art History, American University; and Virginia Mecklenburg, SAAM Chief Curator; for an in-depth look at the fascinating life and art of Romaine Brooks. They discuss the artist’s social sphere, her life in Paris in the 1920s, and how through a unique aesthetic and persona, Brooks flouted conventional roles for women.