Speaking at the Brooklyn Museum

I’m taking part in a panel discussion this Saturday on women, muses, and paintings. Expect me to talk alot about my favorite, Manet’s Olympia, which is all confrontation in a pearly pink package. My panel goes from 4:30-5:30. Hope to see you, and ask me questions!

Academic Symposium: From Portraits to Pin-ups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In conjunction with the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Gathered, this symposium will explore the implications of female artists using images of women in their work, the relationship between popular culture and fine art, connections between women’s history and contemporary art, perceptions of race and gender, and representations of beauty. Dr. Wendy Steiner will speak on concepts of beauty, a panel of graduate students will present current research, and a panel discussion with comedian Erica Watson, drag king Shelly Mars, and illustrator Molly Crabapple will follow.