Women, Art and History: E. Charlton Fortune, Corita Kent, and Faith Ringgold in Context

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1 - 3 PM

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Three Sundays, February 25 - March 11

Ages 18 +

This spring, the Crocker will host three exhibitions, each devoted to an important American female artist: E. Charlton Fortune, Corita Kent, and Faith Ringgold. Because the dates of these shows overlap, they offer a unique opportunity to explore in depth the subject of women in 20th-century art history. From Fortune’s picturesque Impressionism to Kent’s spiritually-infused Pop and Ringgold’s socially-engaged quilts, explore the unique contributions these women and their sister artists have made to the history of American art.

$60 members • $80 nonmembers

Instructor: Kevin Muller

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About the Instructor:

Kevin Muller has taught at University of California, Berkeley; the San Francisco Art Institute; and Chabot College. He has also lectured on the collections at several museums, including the Crocker and the de Young. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and his publications cover three centuries of American art.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

E. Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez, c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection.

Corita Kent, within you, without you, 1967. Serigraph, 29 7/8 x 36 1/4 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of the collection of Ernest A. Long III.

Faith Ringgold, We Came to America, 1998. Color etching 1/15, 15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. © 2018 Faith Ringgold, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / Courtesy ACA Galleries.

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