Helen Langa – Romaine Brooks and Other 20th-Century Women Artists

Video (55:05): lecture by Helen Langa, Associate Professor, Art History, American University at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2016. Helen Langa talks about lesbian artist Romaine Brooks and other 20th-Century Women Artists in America.

‘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; [gave] 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’. – Smithsonian American Art Museum

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