Please join us for a celebration of women in the arts. In this third volume of the series Junctures: Case Studies in Women’s Leadership, Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin profile female leaders in music, theater, dance, and visual art.
The diverse women included in the book have made their mark by serving as executives or founders of art organizations, by working as activists to support the arts, or by challenging stereotypes about women in the arts. The contributors explore several important themes, such as the role of feminist leadership in changing cultural values regarding inclusivity and gender parity, as well as the feminization of the arts and the power of the arts as cultural institutions. Among the women discussed are Bertha Honor� Palmer, Louise Noun, Samella Lewis, Julia Miles, Miriam Col�n, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Bernice Steinbaum, Anne d’Harnoncourt, Martha Wilson, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Kim Berman, Gilane Tawadros, Joanna Smith, and Veomanee Douangdala.
Judith Brodsky is a distinguished professor emerita of visual arts at Rutgers University. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, a part of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers. Brodsky formerly held leadership positions within national art organizations including the College Art Association, ArtTable, the Women’s Caucus for Art, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. An artist herself, she also founded the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, now named the Brodsky Center in her honor. Ferris Olin is a distinguished professor emerita and an art historian, curator, women’s studies scholar, and librarian, who held numerous leadership positions at Rutgers University, including as co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, founding head of the Margery Somers Foster Center, executive officer of the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women, and the NJ Chair in Women’s Studies, and director of the University’s Art Library. She has held numerous leadership positions within national and state art organizations.