Cassandra Langer – Romaine Brooks, 20th-Century Woman


The Art of Romaine Brooks
Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016


Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) – Art Discussions: Romaine Brooks, 20th-Century Woman, June 17, 2016. Session 1: Cassandra Langer, art historian and author of ‘Romaine Brooks: A Life’.

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; take 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.’

Session 2: Sylvia Kahan
Session 3: Helen Langa

Related Links

Review – Painter Romaine Brooks Challenged Conventions In Shades Of Gray by Susan Stamberg,
Explore the online gallery – works by Romaine Brooks in SAAM’s Collection