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07/24/2020 — Maier Museum of Art Lecture, Finding Their Voices: Zigzagging Towards Modernism

Maier Museum of Art Virtual Summer Lecture Series

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification with our summer lecture series, A Closer Look. This July, art historian Kathleen Placidi presents three virtual lectures that examine the struggles and triumphs of women artists in the Maier collection.  R-MWC Alumnae, Randolph College Alumni, and Maier Members have exclusive access to the lecture series! Attend one, two, or all three virtual lectures.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Finding Their Voices: Zigzagging Towards Modernism

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom (Download Zoom)

Presented by art historian Kathleen Placidi, this lecture will focus on women artists in the collection from the late 19th century to the early 1970s. In pursuit of modernism, the artists struggled to find their voices while they fought for acceptance, in the art world and beyond. Virtual Q&A to follow.

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Learn more about Kathleen Placidi:

Art historian Kathleen Placidi has a Master’s degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and carried out additional graduate study at the doctoral level in the field of American art at the University of Virginia. She has taught art history courses at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Sweet Briar College, and Randolph College/Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, on topics ranging from Asian art, to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and European art, to modern and contemporary art. In addition to teaching in a classroom setting, she is interested in how museums research and interpret their collections to the public. She has worked as an historic interpreter and in the curatorial department at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, and has given public talks at a number of museums, including the Maier Museum of Art, where she has recently been involved in docent training.  Kathleen is also an experienced fundraiser, who has worked as a development officer at her alma mater, Case Western Reserve University, at Monticello, and at Sweet Briar College, where she currently serves as the Grants Officer, helping raise funds for faculty research and college-wide initiatives.

Contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations,, 434.947.8102, with questions or for more information.

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