Talks and Tours

Creative’s Keynote: Katy Hessel

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Nov 12, 2023
4:00 to 8:00 pm ET

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Event Description

About the Event

With the recent release of her book The Story of Art Without Men, British art historian and broadcaster Katy Hessel has gained renown for her advocacy of women and gender non-conforming artists.

In this program, Hessel will detail her experience as a curator and creative leader who centers overlooked artists from all over the world on a variety of platforms. She will discuss what women throughout the museum and visual arts fields can do to continue amplifying artists who deserve center spotlight. After the talk, audience members will be able to purchase her book, The Story of Art Without Men, during a book signing with Hessel.

The program is followed by the museum’s signature Sunday Supper, during which panelists and participants will share a meal served family-style, with the goal of fostering connections among attendees.

This program is a partnership with the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.


Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.