WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE BY SUSAN FISHER STERLING
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 5:30 –7:00 PM
GreenHill will celebrate Women’s History Month with a lecture by Susan Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), based in Washington, DC. Sterling has built her career and the stature of the museum around equity for women through excellence in the arts. When she joined NMWA in 1988, Sterling had just graduated from Princeton University with a master’s and PhD in art history. As associate curator, curator of modern and contemporary art, and then chief curator/deputy director she organized exhibitions and publications on a wide range of contemporary women artists over a span of twenty years. As Director, since 2008, Sterling re-energized the museum’s profile through initiatives such as Women Arts and Social Change, which has become a model for public programming nationwide. Among Sterling’s honors are Orders of Merit from Brazil and Norway, the President’s Award of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and selection in 2011 as one of ArtTable’s 30 most influential professional women in the visual arts. In 2019, she was once again named one of the Most Powerful Women in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine. Under Sterling’s leadership, NMWA marked its 30th anniversary in 2017. It is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to advancing women in the arts. Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.