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Tue, April 11, 2017

18:00 – 20:00

Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

Contemporary Artists Respond: A Dialogue with Patricia Cronin, Artist in Residence, NYU Florence.

New York based conceptual artist Patricia Cronin will discuss her work addressing social justice issues of gender, sexuality and class; including, marriage equality, feminist art history and the international human rights of women. This talk will detail three major bodies of work Memorial To A Marriage, Harriet Hosmer: A Catalogue Raisonné and Shrine For Girls. Cronin’s aesthetic strategy breathes new life into traditional art images and forms in time honored artists’ materials and injects her specific contemporary political content into them.

Part of Picturing Women Series

Followed by: April 12-13, time tbc. Villa La Pietra. Visual Art Workshop for NYU Students only.


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Patricia Cronin


New York based conceptual artist Patricia Cronin’s work and writing examines issues surrounding gender, sexuality and social justice and have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, Venice; Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome; American Academy in Rome Art Gallery, Rome, Italy; Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans; and Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Cronin is the recipient of the Rome Prize in Visual Art from the American Academy in Rome and her works are in numerous museum collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Galleries, Scotland. She is the author of Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found, A Catalogue Raisonné and The Zenobia Scandal: A Meditation on Male Jealousy and is a Professor of Art at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.