Making of Her Image Tour through the Art Institute of Chicago
A Ticketed Public Event
Join us for a Making of Her Image Tour through the Art Institute of Chicago in celebration of our expansion to Chicago. This “you go, girl!” art-inspired experience invites you to explore diverse imagery of women in art and consider, through conversation, the contemporary questions and issues that are raised in the process.
We’ll delve into several themes essential to women achieving their best: networking, telling your story, inspiration, failure, success, risk-taking, collaboration. In addition, we will explore the best ways for women to approach this balancing act. Our conversation will focus on questions such as: What influences one’s self-image? What makes women feel empowered? Do external factors play a role, and if so, what are they? What diverse ideas or standards are taken into consideration when portraying one’s persona? How has the ever-changing ideal of the female been understood through time?
During the tour you’ll delve into representations of powerful females, women from different cultures at different points in history, and of the emotional reflection of self-image in art. Key art objects from the AIC will inform our discussion, such as: Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill and Judith by Jan Sanders van Hermessen.
Led by an ART SMART art historian, this thought-provoking experience will offer you an overarching view of gender and identity ideals as they have existed across various cultures and time periods. It is our hope that by examining the historical progression of gender and identity you will make some surprising connections that resonate with the many ways these themes are understood in our modern world. Come be inspired and empowered!
Your confirmation will provide the AIC meeting location. No museum ticket is needed. Note that this tour in unique for ART SMART in that it is a public event, not a private tour. The public tour begins at 11:00am and will end by 1:00pm on January 20, 2018.