About the Class
Learn about the irrepressible legacy of French painter Suzanne Valadon, whose life and art are radical in the context of the late 19th century: she lacked a formal education, identified with women of low social status, and loved unconventionally. Yet Valadon’s art holds a critical place in art history and is relevant and relatable today. This class will meet in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium at the Barnes; each week, students will have special access to Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel in the Roberts Gallery for individual and group study.
McFadden teaches philosophy and art history and holds a certificate in painting and printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She earned her BFA and MFA at the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts in Philosophy of Aesthetics and Art Theory.