Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An Educated Woman: Art from Girls’ Schools and Women’s Colleges

January 22 through July 11, 2010

Art is interlaced in the history of women’s education. Academies used it to refine girls into ladies, and colleges instructed women in it for beautifying their future homes. An Educated Woman salutes the artistic endeavors of the women students of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee and showcases pieces such as paintings, painted ceramics, and textiles ranging from the early nineteenth century to the 1920s.

Related Events

Members’ & Lenders’ Preview
Friday, January 22, 2010, 6 to 8 pm
Please note: You must be a museum member or a lender to the exhibition to attend the Prevue. Non-members who would like to attend are invited to become museum members at the door that evening.

Gallery Talk with Curator Elyse D. Gerstenecker
Tuesday, March 2, 7 pm

Girls only! See the exhibit and create your own ornamental art project inspired by the show.
Tuesday, March 23, 7:30 pm

For more information, visit the William King Museum's web site.

1857 Rachel Frances Spears
Hipshire Hollow, Hawkins Co.
silk on 26 V/28 H ct. linen
16"V x 17"H © TSS 143