“Women of Abstract Expressionism” Tour with Curator Gwen Chanzit
16 Aug 2016 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum is one of the major art exhibitions of 2016. Conceived of by curator Gwen Chanzit in 2008, it showcases the work of women who were part of the mid-20th-century Abstract Expressionist movement.
Although some of these artists have been previously acknowledged, they were not granted equal billing with their male counterparts, and others are lesser known but equally talented. Women artists in general were rarely afforded the same status as men, and Abstract Expressionism specifically was characterized as a masculine-to-macho aesthetic.
University of Denver professor and DAM curator of modern art, Gwen Chanzit has redressed this omission with a gathering of stunning artworks, and the exhibition has received national and international acclaim. Art lovers are making their way to Denver to see the show, and Dr. Chanzit will conduct a special after-hours tour for Yalies on Tuesday, August 16th, starting at 5:30 pm. [The website event post requires an end time, and the tour may end before or after 7:30.] She is also the proud mother of Yale grad Adam Chanzit ’03 and is happily offering her time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to CYA.
All fees, including admission, have been waived. RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking in the Golden Triangle is free after 6:00 pm.
The catalog for Women of Abstract Expression is a Yale University Press publication.