Modern Art, Gender Roles & Work / Life Balance + Free Beer & Wine

    Date: 08/11/2017

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Location: Strand Book Store (828 Broadway, Manhattan)

    Price: $20 in advance, includes free beer & wine

    Modern Art, Gender Roles, and the Work / Life Balance

    Georgia O’Keeffe might be the most famous American woman artist of her generation, but she certainly wasn’t the only one. This Olio introduces us to three other women who forged careers as professional artists in New York between 1900 and 1940. From Peggy Bacon’s scenes of bohemian life to Isabel Whitney’s depictions of a changing Brooklyn, to Abastenia St. Leger Eberle’s figures of immigrants and laborers, their art explored a range of subjects and styles.

    And these artists’ personal stories are just as varied as their work, reminding us that the issues of “work/life balance” and women’s shifting roles in male-dominated fields are nothing new. How did these three women define modern life and modern art for themselves? Join us and learn more.

    Freelance and the Gig-Economy is Eating the American Dream

    The last 40 years of American economic “progress” has expanded the wealth gap to its largest in a century and introduced neoliberal business practices that put a stake in the heart of the “American Dream”. This talk will look at the different economic and political forces that have wrought these changes and how American society has been transformed.

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