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Judith K. Brodsky to discuss how women are changing the art world: Wed. Dec. 2nd, 4:00 pm

"Women working from within for change: The Women's Caucus for Art and the College Art Association" will be the topic of a talk by noted artist and art educator Judith K. Brodsky on Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. The talk will be held in the Remigio U. Pane Room, First Floor, Archibald S. Alexander Library.

Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers, and the Founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, which was renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor in September 2006. Over the past thirty years, Brodsky has held numerous leadership positions in the art world; most notably as past national president of ArtTable, the College Art Association, and the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA).

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) was established in 1972 as part of the College Art Association to promote equity for women artists and art professionals. Today it remains one of the largest and most influential organizations for women artists, with twenty-seven chapters nationwide. As the first working artist to lead the organization, Brodsky expanded political activism and membership at the WCA. Judith Brodsky and other women artists continue to work both within and outside of the organization to advance equality for women in the arts at all levels.

Judith Brodsky’s lecture is being held in conjunction with the major exhibition, "Bridging Generations: Women Artists and Organizations from the Rutgers Collections." This exhibition focuses on the critical and much-debated women's art of the 1970s. It draws on Rutgers' rich archival collections documenting women artists, including the papers of Faith Ringgold, Ora Lerman, and Judith Brodsky herself, as well as organizational records such as those of the Women's Caucus for Art and several of its local chapters. The program will be followed by a reception in the Clifford P. Case II Room, located in Special Collections and University Archives on the lower level of Alexander Library, and a tour of the exhibition by curator Fernanda H. Perrone.

The exhibition will be on display in Gallery '50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery on the first floor and lower level of the Archibald S. Alexander Library at 169 College Avenue in New Brunswick until January 30, 2010. The accompanying public programs were made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, finding, conclusions or recommendations in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

For more information or assistance with parking, please contact Fernanda Perrone at hperrone@rci.rutgers.edu or 732/932-7006(x363).





Posted November 24, 2009