Art in Focus – Pioneering Women

Date: 09/25/2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Southampton Library Classroom 201


In Ninth Street Women, published this month by Little, Brown, Gabriel profiles five artists—Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler—who challenged the status quo in the male-dominated art world of the 1950s, when women were routinely ignored by critics and ostracized by commercial galleries and museums. “Through the lens of these women’s lives,” says Publishers Weekly, “Gabriel delivers a sweeping history of abstract expressionism and the postwar New York School.”


Mary Gabriel is the author of Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as of Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. She worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades and lives in Ireland.



This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the Stony Brook Southampton Library. The talks will be followed by book signings. Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University


Bookings are closed for this event.

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Southampton Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Chris is the Head of SBU Southampton Library and the liaison to the MFAs in Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre.
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