Artist Talk: Maren Hassinger

Spend your lunch break with an artist.

Join us for an in-depth, in-gallery discussion with Maren Hassinger about her work Wrenching News, created in response to Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, to learn about its original context and its present-day relevance.

Hassinger will also discuss her 40-year career as an artist and educator.


No reservations required. Free with museum admission.  


Maren Hassinger (b. 1947, Los Angeles; lives New York, NY) earned a BA from Bennington College in Vermont and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, she began making sculptures with bent, twisted, and frayed wire rope. She also created and participated in numerous performances in Los Angeles. Since 1997, Hassinger has been director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time, revealing the artists’ role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.

National Museum of Women in the Arts