LWTA – Erika Holmquist-Wall
Lunch with the Arts: Erika Holmquist-Wall
“Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism”
Wednesday, February 28 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door – feel free to bring a lunch!
Rescheduled! We are pleased to try again on this event, having been thwarted in January by the weather…
During her Lunch with the Arts presentation, Erika will introduce guests to the upcoming exhibit at the Speed Museum – “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism,” on display February 17 to May 13, 2018. The groundbreaking exhibition broadly surveys a key chapter in art history in which an international group of female artists overcame gender-based restrictions to make remarkable creative strides.
Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism expands our understanding of this rich art historical period and demonstrates the formative role women artists played in the major currents of European modernism, including Realism, Impressionism, and Symbolism. The forward-thinking women represented in this exhibition not only created powerful paintings but also generated a momentum that has led toward a more egalitarian art world.
Erika Holmquist-Wall is the Chief Curator and Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture at the Speed Museum. She is a specialist in 19th and 20th-century Nordic art and design. In addition, she has established an international reputation as one of a handful of advanced specialists in the field of provenance research, with an emphasis on World War II-era spoliation issues.