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FAU Presents Linda Nochlin, Pre-Eminent Scholar on Feminist Art History

BOCA RATON, FL (November 18, 2010) – Linda Nochlin, the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, will be at Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. for “A Conversation on Art History.” The free event will take place in the Social Sciences Building, room 250, on the Boca Raton campus.

Nochlin pioneered the study of women and art with her groundbreaking 1971 essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Considered the foremost scholar of feminist art history, she has authored numerous publications, including “Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays” (1988) and “Representing Women” (1999). Nochlin was also the co-curator of the landmark exhibition Women Artists: 1550—1950, held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976. A former professor of art history at Yale University and Vassar College, Nochlin is also known for her work on Gustave Courbet. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

For further information, call the FAU department of visual arts and art history at 561-297-3870.

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