Making of Her Image Tour through the National Gallery of Art
A Ticketed Public Event
Join us for a Making of Her Image Tour through the National Gallery of Art in celebration of our expansion to D.C. 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?
Along the way you’ll delve into illustrations of women across cultures and periods, from powerful women to the emotional reflection of self-image in art. The discussion will be informed by key art objects from the NGA, such as: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Ginevra de’Benci and Judith Leyster’s circa 1630 Self-Portrait.
Led by an ART SMART art historian, this thought-provoking experience will give you an overarching view of gender and identity ideals as they have existed across various cultures and time periods. It is our hope that examining the historical progression of gender and identity will inspire some surprising realizations that resonate with the many ways these themes are understood in our modern world. Come be inspired and empowered!
Your booking confirmation will provide the National Gallery of Art meeting location. No museum admission 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 10:30am and will end by 12:30pm on November 4th.