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Who Ever Heard of a Woman Sculptor? A Lecture by SMU Professor Dr. Alessandra Comini at the Dallas Museum of Art

Lady Godiva (detail) by Anne Whitney, c. 1861-64 (photo courtesy the DMA)

Lady Godiva (detail) by Anne Whitney, c. 1861-64 (photo courtesy the DMA)

Who Ever Heard of a Woman Sculptor? Nineteenth-Century American Women Sculptors in Rome
Dallas Museum of Art
Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University (SMU), who gifted the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) with the sculpture Lady Godiva by Anne Whitney, will discuss women sculptors from America who descended upon the Seven Hills of Rome during the 1860s and beyond and who made social and art history.

The widely traveled German sculptor Elizabet Ney, whose studio in Austin, Texas, is today a fascinating museum, was also part of this amazing “white marmorean flock” (Henry James’s acid characterization). Ney sculpted a bust of misogynist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, whom she charmed into sitting for her.

Visit the Dallas Museum of Art website for more information.

Reserve tickets online at www.tickets.dallasmuseumofart.org/public.

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