About the Class
Why are women artists underrepresented in museum collections? This course will explore how the socio-economic norms of the times suppressed the creativity of talented women from the 15th century onward. Sometimes women artists faced threats to their own safety; more often, they endured social and familial censure. We’ll explore the obstacles confronted even by the 20th-century women whose paintings hang in the Barnes collection.
Robinson studied at the Barnes Foundation as a student of Violette de Mazia. Before joining the teaching staff at the Barnes six years ago, Robinson taught adult art history classes at local colleges.