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Reading Women: Rebecca Solnit in Conversation with Carrie Schneider

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Photo By Paul Germanos


Sunday, January 17th
3PM | Marly Room
Reception to follow (light bites and cash bar)
Free with Museum admission

This unique event brings together two incredible thinkers who will discuss the power of reading, writing and art.

Deeply inspired by art historian Linda Nochlin’s influential 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Schneider’s Reading Women series addresses the paucity of women in the literary canon. She photographed and filmed one hundred friends and colleagues in their homes–as they read books of their choice by female authors.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism, including Men Explain Things to Me; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). She holds her BA from San Francisco State University and her MA in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Schneider earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives in New York. She has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. She has participated in group exhibitions and screenings at the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Kitchen in New York, and the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, and the Centre Canadien d’Architecture in Montreal.

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January 17, 2016

3 am–4:30 pm

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