2020 ‘Voices in American Art’ speaker announced
Spartanburg, Wofford to welcome Dr. Evie Terrono
Dr. Evie Terrono, professor of art history and affiliate faculty in women’s studies at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual Voices in American Art lecture Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
The year 2020 marks important political and cultural milestones in the history of the United States, including the ratification of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote as well as the two-hundredth anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth in 1820.
A highly-regarded scholar on understandings of gender, race, and politics, Dr. Terrono has titled her upcoming lecture “Creativity, Collaborations, and Communal Uplift: The Careers of Southern Women Artists.”
The event, which is open to the public without charge, will take place in the Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre at Wofford College’s Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20.
Established in 2014, Voices in American Art brings distinguished arts leaders from important national institutions to Spartanburg for annual presentations.
Previous VIAA speakers include Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2017); Jane Panetta, associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Jan Postma, a Spartanburg native and chief financial officer of the Museum of Modern Art (2016); Elizabeth Pochoda, editor of The Magazine Antiques (2015); and Sarah Cash, associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art and former Bechhoefer Curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2014).