Women on the Edge: The Extraordinary World of the Female Abstract Expressionists | Newberry

Women on the Edge: The Extraordinary World of the Female Abstract Expressionists

Led by Judy Pomeranz. One session. 2 - 3:30 pm.
Thursday, October 8, 2020

2 - 3:30pm

Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

The world created and inhabited by the Abstract Expressionists in mid-twentieth-century New York was a wild, crazy, bold, fascinating, and frenetically creative one, out of which emerged the first fully American style of painting. The biggest celebrity artists of the period were almost all men, but there were equally talented and prolific women artists who often operated in the shadows. In this one-day seminar, we will bring some of these female artists into the light.

One session. Registration – $40

Judy Pomeranz is an art critic and advisor. She has written and lectured widely on art history and has conducted numerous tours of exhibitions around the country.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, September 1st.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.