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Discovering Women Artists Through the Ages

Presented by O’Hanlon Center for the Arts at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA

Aug 17 2019
Discovering Women Artists Through the Ages

Rediscover the women artists who were not included in the history books

Let’s go back to the 70’s and rediscover what Karen Petersen and J.J. Wilson discovered about why there were so few women artists in the history books.

Just in time for O’Hanlon’s Bay Area Women Artists show in the Gallery. Join us!

Perhaps because they were not trained as art historians and so no one had told them that there were no great women artists, in the early energies of the women’s movement in the l970s Karen Petersen and J.J. Wilson went hunting for them.

And guess what?

The only places they did not find women artists were places they did not look: sometimes in the guise of nuns, sometimes in the disguise of their fathers or husbands, sometimes simply as “Anon.”, but yes, women doing art were there.

The story of this dis/un/covering project is important not just because it adds immeasurably to the history of art, but because it applies to many other fields as well.  Think of women writers or indeed cooks.  Women do the work, men take the credit.  It happened and indeed, it happens still.


$10 donation in advance or at the door

Wine and snacks by donation

Contact: 415-388-4331


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7:00 – 9:00 pm


O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941


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