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July 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Loie Hollowell

Tuesday, July 23 | 5:30 to 6:30 pm
$55; $49 Member (individual class)
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Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy.

Through this three-session course, participants will engage deeply with The Aldrich’s spring exhibitions while having access to our galleries and the Museum’s Studio learning space in private evening sessions. Designed to provoke open and dynamic dialogue, these small classes will help participants learn to analyze, interpret, and discuss the contemporary artwork on view.

July 23: Loie Hollowell’s Bold Abstractions of Motherhood

Beginning with an independent reflection in the gallery, this class will explore Loie Hollowell’s luminous abstractions of the human form, focusing on her conceptualization of motherhood. In The Studio, we will use a guided activity to consider the ways Hollowell challenges classical, Renaissance, and modern depictions of women in art history, replacing the female muse with “interior self-portraits” that liberate the female form. We will also explore the influence of ground-breaking artists like Judy Chicago, Hilma af Klint, and Georgia O’Keeffe on Hollowell’s work.

Kristen Erickson Bio

Kristen Erickson has been teaching art history and curating exhibitions for the past three decades. She spent eight years working in the curatorial field at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art before turning to teaching. Kristen currently teaches art history at Greenwich Academy, where she also runs the campus art gallery. She holds degrees in French and art history from Vassar College and Oxford University. A resident of Ridgefield, Kristen loves making contemporary art come alive for new audiences.

Related Exhibitions

January 21, 2024 to August 11, 2024 | Leir Gallery, Klein Kenealy Gallery, Project Space

Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years