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World Renowned Artist Miriam Schapiro to be
Artist-in-Residence at Rutgers-New Brunswick;
Reception and public lecture, Tues. November 30th

Marooned, (2001, photo reproduction, fabric, acrylic and paper on paper), by Miriam Schapiro.

Internationally renowned painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Miriam Schapiro will share her insights and perspectives on artistic processes, advances in feminist art, and the pattern & decoration movement as the 2004-2005 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lecturer on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in late November.

As part of her visit Ms. Schapiro will present a public lecture, "An Artist Talks about Quilts," on Tuesday November 30th starting at 6:15 pm in the Art History Building (room 200) on the Douglass Campus. She will also participate in a reception preceding the lecture, at 5:00 pm in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on the Douglass campus. Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP for the reception, call 732/932-2900, ext. 136 or email

Ms. Schapiro's public lecture coincides with "Anarchy and Form: Works by Miriam Schapiro," a retrospective of her work at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, organized under the auspices of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series. The exhibition will run November 10, 2004 through February 18, 2005.

The Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lectureship is a component of the Dana Women Artists Series at the Douglass Library. The 2004-2005 Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lectureship public programs are cosponsored by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, the Dean's Office of Douglass College, the Department of Art History, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute of Research on Women, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and the Rutgers University Libraries.

Miriam Schapiro received her BA in 1945, MA in 1946 and M.F.A. in 1949 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She is the recipient of six honorary doctorates, and has been the subject of numerous doctoral and masters degree dissertations. She is known as a leader in two art movements: the Feminist Art Movement and the Pattern & Decoration Movement.

Ms. Schapiro has received many honors and awards including The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Ford Foundation Grant, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Skowhegan Medal for Collage and the Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Artists Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy. She has been honored by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Women's Caucus for Art, New York NARA and recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association.

Her work appears in numerous museum collections in the United States, Germany, Australia and Israel including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; The Brooklyn Museum, NYC; The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Orlando Museum, Orlando FL; the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, CA; Leusiana Museum, Denmark; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.

The Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lectureship was established in memory of the late New York City artist Estelle Lebowitz. It supports extended campus visits by renowned artists who exhibit in the Dana Women Artists Series at the Douglass Library, and lecture and meet with students and faculty.

Posted October 29, 2004