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Jennifer Dasal - The #MeToo Movement in 17th Century Art

  • Quail Ridge Books 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)

The #MeToo movement: it's a huge part of what’s happening around the world, right now, and in nearly every facet of society. Women are speaking up about their experiences with abuse, inequality, and injustices, and stepping up to make a difference. In the midst of the most trying circumstances and the most harrowing life events, some have been able to stand out and make a lasting statement about their pain, their history, and their wishes for retribution. Such resistance, though, has not been limited to the 21st century: one of the best examples was completed in oil paint upon a huge six-foot canvas... in the 17th century. Jennifer returns with the empowering tale of Artemisia Gentileschi's masterpiece of revenge writ large, her Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1620).

Jennifer Dasal is a contemporary arts curator at the NCMA. She is the creator of the ArtCurious podcast.

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North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609