LWTA – Erika Holmquist-Wall
Lunch with the Arts: Erika Holmquist-Wall
“Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism”
Wednesday, January 17 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door – feel free to bring a lunch!
Erika Holmquist-Wall is the Chief Curator and Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture at the Speed Museum. She was appointed Chief Curator in 2017, succeeding Scott Erbes who held the position since 2013 (and who joined us for Lunch with the Arts in the fall of 2017). Erika is responsible for organizing future exhibitions, conservation and restoration, and acquisitions.
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 exhibit surveys a key chapter in art history in which an international group of female artists overcame gender-based restrictions to make remarkable creative strides. The show features more than eighty paintings by thirty-seven artists from thirteen countries.
“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.”