Women and the Kemper Exhibition Tour: The Outwin

September 23, 2021
12 pm CDT

Women and the Kemper program

Women and the Kemper members are invited to join Tola Porter, PhD candidate in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, on a virtual tour of The Outwin: American Portraiture Today. This major exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, presents forty-six artworks by the finalists of the Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, offering perspectives on a range of pressing issues, including immigration, the status of American workers, mass incarceration, gun violence, and LGBTQ+ rights.

This program for Women and the Kemper members is free, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the program.

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About the speaker

Tola Porter is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and an MA in arts administration from Columbia University. Her research focuses on modern public sculpture from the mid- to late twentieth century, and her dissertation (in progress) on that topic is titled “Modernism as Public Art: Awakening Social Agency in Abstract Public Sculpture, 1950–1980.” She is a board member for Public Art Dialogue and is the co-chair for Public Art Dialogue’s session at the College Art Association’s 2022 conference titled “Notions of Value in Public Art.”

Image credit

Genevieve Gaignard (b. 1981), Trailblazer (A Dream Deferred), 2017. Inkjet print, 40 x 60". Collection of the artist, courtesy of Vielmetter Los Angeles. © Genevieve Gaignard.