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Do Women have to be naked to get into Museums? Women Artists and their place in Art History Stella Grace-Lyons Tuesday 14 January 2020

Have women been ignored by Art History? In New York in the spring of 1985, seven women launched the Guerrilla Girls in response to the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition ‘An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture’, whose list of 165 artists included only 13 women. The group’s most famous poster posed the question ‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?’. This talk considers the changing position of women in art history, and looks at examples of female artists who have pushed the boundaries of this male-dominated discipline.

Stella is a freelance Art History lecturer and speaker represented by Andrew Lownie Literary Agency in London. Stella was recently awarded an MA in History of Art by the University of Warwick and spent three months studying Venetian art in Venice as part of this degree. Stella gained her BA in the History of Art with a 1st class in her dissertation from the University of Bristol (2007-2011). She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence and attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios.

Stella runs her own art history courses and she is also a regular lecturer on art appreciation holidays in both the UK and Europe. She also lectures to large groups for various art societies and for the National Trust.