Past Event

Midwest Women Artists Symposium Day 2

Cheldren in the Mountains by Eleanor CoenThis two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the art, experiences and legacies of women artists working in the Midwest between 1840 and 1940.

The Midwestern United States consists of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.




Symposium events scheduled for Friday, November 8, include the following:

  • registration (8:00-8:30 AM);
  • a panel discussion entitled “Telling Women Artists’ Stories” (8:30-10:15 AM);
  • a panel discussion entitled “Art Practice, Lessons, and Legacies” (10:30 AM-12:00 PM);
  • five scholarly presentations (1:15-4:15 PM);
  • and closing remarks (4:15-4:30 PM).

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Registration is recommended. This sypomsium is free and open to the public.
However, lunch, travel and overnight expenses will be the responsibility of the symposium participant.

The symposium is organized by the Bradley University Art History Program and the Illinois Women Artists Project with support from the Inland Visual Studies Center and the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The symposium is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois general Assembly.

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