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Proving Her Metal: The Life and Sculpture of Katharine Lane Weems

Wednesday, March 31

5:30 p.m.

Virtual Lecture Series

 

Free for CAM members; $10 for nonmembers

Rebecca Reynolds, Jonathan Fairbanks, and Robert Shure 

Proving Her Metal: The Life and Sculpture of Katharine Lane Weems
Presented by Rebecca Reynolds, Jonathan Fairbanks, and Robert Shure

Historically, it has not been easy for women to be recognized as professional artists. As Walker Hancock said in his forward to Katharine Lane Weems’ 1985 memoir, Odds Were Against Me, “A young woman entering an art class had to prove her mettle. An instructor could be forgiven for wondering whether she could ‘stand the gaff,’ as the expression was." This makes the success of sculptor Katharine Lane Weems (1899–1989) all the more impressive. 

In this virtual lecture, Manship Artists Executive Director Rebecca Reynolds will explore the life and work of Weems. Reynolds will be joined by Jonathan Fairbanks, Katharine Lane Weems Curator Emeritus, MFA Boston, and Robert Shure, sculptor and proprietor of Skylight Studios who worked with “Kay” as a young man and helped her create work in her late age. As part of their conversation, CAM Staff will provide a live view of several of Weems’ sculptures and Charles Hopkinson’s 1920 portrait of Weems, currently on loan from Tufts University Art Gallery.

→ View the full Virtual Lectures Series schedule and find links to past recordings here.

 


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