Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Issues of the Moment: What’s the Future for Women Artists? Panel II

March 27, 2010


This yearly, two-panel series considers the most current critical issues and concerns for women artists. The 2010 panel series will address funding for women artists’ projects and recent museum exhibitions that highlight women artists’ work. Looking to the future, the panels will address such questions as: In the current economy, have opportunities for women artists diminished or increased? Do recent surveys at major museums mean increased visibility for all women artists? How are museums re-envisioning their permanent collections? Are women gaining ground on the walls of museums and in permanent collections?

Invisibility to Visibility: Are Museums Opening Up to Women Artists?
Introduction by Elizabeth A. Sackler


A.I.R. Gallery, The Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers and The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) invite you to attend the two-panel series, The Issues of the Moment: What is the Future of Women Artists?, hosted by The Tribeca Performing Arts Center and The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum during National Womens’ History Month.

Panelists: Chrissie Iles, Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art; David Revere McFadden, Curator, The Museum of Art and Design; Alexandra Schwartz, Coordinator of the Modern Women’s Project at the The Museum of Modern Art;
Jorge Daniel Veneciano
, Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art. Moderated by Ferris Olin , Co-Director, Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, and Kat Griefen

At the Brooklyn Museum, In the Cantor Auditorium, Hosted by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York.

Free with museum admission.

Panelists Bios:

Chrissie Iles, Curator, the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Chrissie Iles’ specializations include film, Minimalist and process-based art of the sixties and seventies, and film and video installation. She is part of the curatorial team formulating the artistic policy of the Whitney Museum. Iles co-curated the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and curated the survey exhibition ‘Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964 – 1977’, a major exhibition of historical film, video and slide installations from the sixties and seventies, awarded a prize for the best exhibition in New York City in 2002 from the International Association of Art Critics.

David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City.
David Revere McFadden served as Curator of Decorative Arts and Assistant Director for Collections and Research at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1978 to 1995. For six years, he served as President of the International Council of Museums’ Decorative Arts and Design Committee. McFadden has organized more than 120 exhibitions on decorative arts, design, and craft, covering developments from the ancient world to the present day, has published more than 100 catalogues, essays, articles, and reviews, and has lectured extensively. McFadden has received the Presidential Design Award three times, is an Associate Member, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Knight First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland; Knight Commander, Order of the Northern Star of Sweden; and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

Alexandra Schwartz, Coordinator of the Modern Women’s Project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Alexandra Schwartz is the coordinator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Modern Women’s Project, a curatorial initiative to increase scholarship on women artists. She is the co-editor of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art (June 2010) and co-curator of Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940 to Now, opening at MoMA in May. She is also the author of Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles, just out from MIT Press, and the editor of a collection of Ruscha’s writings, Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages (MIT Press, 2002). A contributor to various journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogs, she received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Jorge Daniel Veneciano has been publishing arts criticism and scholarship and organizing exhibitions professionally since 1991. Veneciano is a former curator of exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem in New York. Previously, he was exhibition and education curator for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department in California. Veneciano holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. His current scholarship treats cultural democracy as a literary and aesthetic formation in American modernism.


Ferris Olin, Co-director, Institute for Women & Art at Rutgers.
Ferris Olin is the founding Director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art and Curator of the nationally recognized and award-winning Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, the oldest continuous exhibition space dedicated to showing the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. She is the Principal Investigator for the Getty-funded Women Artists Archive National Directory, an innovative web directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945. She is also Director of The Feminist Art Project, a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present. She has also initiated and administered many grant-funded projects using emerging technologies.

Kat Griefen, Director of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: or 732-932-3726.




March 27, 2010
Event Category:


Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cantor Auditorium
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States