What a Woman Can Do
Join NMWA staff and special guests who consider topics relevant to our mission to champion women artists. In this episode, curators Andaleeb Badiee Banta and Alexa Greist join NMWA hosts to discuss their upcoming exhibition What a Woman Can Do, planned for 2023–24 at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition, which includes paintings and silver works from NMWA’s collection, aims to present a feminist revision of early modern European art history (ca. 1400–1800) and will broaden viewers’ understanding of women’s diverse contributions to European visual culture.
About the Speakers
Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Andaleeb Badiee Banta is a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque art of Europe, with a focus on works on paper and pedagogical approaches to curating. She curates a wide variety of exhibitions that span topics and mediums from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Prior to the BMA, Banta held curatorial posts at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Associate Curator and R. Fraser Elliott Chair, Prints & Drawings Alexa Greist specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings. She previously held curatorial positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. She holds a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania; her master’s thesis focused on the early drawings of Joseph Stella and her PhD on Italian printed drawing books. Greist most recently co-curated the exhibition I AM HERE: Home Moves and Everyday Masterpieces (AGO, April 16–August 15, 2022).
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