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Leading Women in the Arts
The Leading Women in the Arts series was launched at the Weissman Center for Leadership in collaboration with the InterArts Council in Spring 2006. This engaging program reflects the center's support of public presentations by scholars, artists, writers, and practitioners that engage the academic work of the college with the public sphere.
Invited guest artists are featured in public campus discussions about the interconnections between creative expression of all forms and cultural transformations.
Our 2018-19 Leading Woman in the Arts is Joan Jonas '58, a multi-media artist and pioneer of video and performance arts.
Jonas is a sculptor, video and performance artist and has exhibited and performed her work at museums and large scale group exhibitions internationally.
Rankine is the author of the 2017 Common Read “Citizen: An American Lyric” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”.
von Brandenstein worked as both a scenic artist and costume designer, with credits including “Between the Lines” and “Saturday Night Fever”.
Weems has been developing a complex body of art that has employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video over 25 years.
Tsien, a New York City architect, lectured on “A Building is a Verb” and presented several recent projects including the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
Prose has published more than 20 books, including the novel Blue Angel (2000), a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses.
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