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Lecture by Dr. Gwen Chanzit

Dr. Gwen Chanzit will present a lecture titled "Women of Abstract Expressionism" on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p. m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Seating is limited, free tickets are available at the Littleton Museum beginning Tuesday, October 17, limit four tickets per person.

Last year, Gwen Chanzit curated the first full-scale museum exhibition to celebrate the contributions of women painters of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Because the history of Abstract Expressionism has always centered on the machismo attitude of male artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning, female artists have largely been ignored. Women of Abstract Expressionism received overwhelming attention internationally; Dr. Chanzit was even invited to talk on this topic at the Royal Academy, London. Using images of works shown in the recent Denver Art Museum exhibition, Dr. Chanzit will discuss Abstract Expressionism as an art movement and the female artists whose paintings were shown together for the first time. 

 Dr. Gwen Chanzit is Curator Emerita of Modern Art at the Denver Art Museum, and Professor of the Practice and Director of Museum Studies in Art History at the University of Denver.  The world expert on renowned Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer, Dr. Chanzit has authored several books and organized more than 30 modern and contemporary art exhibitions over her 35 years at the Denver Art Museum.


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