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Thursday, March 23, 2017

In partnership with the Town of Jupiter Island Arts Council
2 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

5:00 Doors Open
5:30 Lecture to Start

Please join us for "The Women of Abstract Expressionism", a Lecture by Lacy Davisson which presents an in-depth look at the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell. These four artists were among the better-known women Abstract Expressionists and contributed outstanding innovation and experimentation to their creative process. Each one presents a different approach and singular vocabulary within their gestural paintings.
Abstract Expressionism, as the first internationally-influential American art movement, is primarily identified with artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko. However, there were many women artists working with them who have not been a major part of the art historical conversation.

This talk offers an opportunity to expand what you know about Abstract Expressionism and the women who exhibited alongside the men. The recent exhibition on this subject at the Denver Art Museum has shed new light on the outpouring of excellent-quality relevant work by women of this era.

About Lacy Davisson. She has lectured on modern and contemporary art for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Christie’s International Auction House, the Colony Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach, New York University’s Graduate Visual Arts Administration Program, and the New York Academy of Art.

Reserve your seats today for the “Conversations”. TICKETS: $15/person. Members free. (Family members and above (including small business), eligible for 2 free reservations). If you aren’t sure your membership is current, check with us. Reservations are required due to space limitations. Reserve and purchase a seat online via or by calling the office, 772-287-6676 ext 4 or email For accessibility accommodations, including ASL please call to make arrangements no later than 72 hours in advance.