Are you a "Dangerous" Woman?
Or perhaps fascinated with Dangerous Women from history?
Join Us for a Private Tour with
Dr. Jordana Pomeroy
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU presents the world premiere of Dangerous Women. Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments.
This timely new exhibition explores shifting perceptions of these historic characters, whose power to topple the strongest of male rulers made them “dangerous” but whose strength serves as an historical foundation for thinking about contemporary causes (including the “Me Too” movement).
"Dangerous Women demonstrates how throughout history men have feared women who wield power through their intellect and sexuality," said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU. "This timely new exhibition of old-master paintings demonstrates how powerful women were feared, even when their acts were heroic," adds Pomeroy.
The Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University since January 2015, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy came from Baton Rouge where she was the Executive Director of the Louisiana State University Museum of Art. Dr. Pomeroy received her B.A. in art history from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. As the Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Dr. Pomeroy organized many notable exhibitions and published catalogues ranging from contemporary Scandinavian design to 16th century Renaissance art. She has also taught in the museum studies departments at LSU and at Georgetown University. At the Frost Art Museum she is the curator of Dangerous Women and has co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism and Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia.
February 23, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tour begins at 4:45pm
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30
FIU Students & Faculty: FREE
Other Miami-Dade University Students: $10
(price increases $10 day of event)
Wine, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
For more information on the exhibition, read here.
Image caption: Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini) (1596–1669), Hagar and the Angel, ca. 1643, Oil on canvas. 45 × 58.8 inches, Bequest of John Ringling, 1936, SN 132