Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 10:15am – 4:45pm (EDT)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States
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Join us for the first day in this two-part conference, Women in Art and Music, hosted jointly by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and The Juilliard School in New York. This conference aims to think more broadly about women as creators, as part of the cultural and global economy, and as experts in their chosen fields of art.


Lavinia Fontana and the Soundscape of Bologna
10:15am–12pm, Auditorium, East Building, Concourse

Steven Nelson, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, National Gallery of Art

Aoife Brady, National Gallery of Ireland

Babette Bohn, Texas Christian University (emerita) 

Patricia Simons, University of Michigan (emerita)

Performance by Sonnambula
1pm–1:30pm, Library, East Building, Main Floor

Women Playing Music/Women Playing with Music
1:30pm–3pm, Auditorium, East Building, Concourse

Sheila Barker, Studio Incamminati
Eric Bianchi, Fordham University

Sara Salloum, University of Durham

Melissa Hyde, University of Florida

Elizabeth Weinfield, The Juilliard School

Playing with Patronage
3:15pm–4:45pm, Auditorium, East Building, Concourse

Emily Pegues, National Gallery of Art

David Wilkins, University of Pittsburgh (emeritus)

Michelle Moseley, Virginia Tech

Vrinda Agrawal, University of Michigan

Panel Discussion moderated by Gloria de Liberali, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

About Sonnambula

Praised as "superb" by the The New Yorker, Sonnambula is a historically informed ensemble that brings to light unknown music for early instruments with the lush sound of the viol at the core. Sonnambula recently held the position of Ensemble in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the group curated a site-specific series at The Cloisters. Sonnambula has also worked closely with The Hispanic Society in New York, designing concerts featuring little-known female composers and American premieres of both 18th-century Cuban sacred music and Spanish zarzuela. The ensemble's award-winning recording of 17th-century composer Leonora Duarte was released on Centaur Records.

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