Speak Softly and Carry a Big Brush: Women and the Gilded Age Mural Movement (virtual) - March 31, 2022

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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Brush: Women and the Gilded Age Mural Movement (virtual)

March 31 @ 6:00 pm

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At the turn of the 20th century, when Teddy Roosevelt coined his famous maxim, “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick,” artists in the United States were using their big brushes to remake public spaces. They decorated statehouses, courthouses, universities and libraries with high-flown allegories and didactic histories that were meant to beautify the spaces, uplift the viewers, and educate the public. While most of the subject matter represented women, most of the muralists were male. Violet Oakley accepted the challenge and became one of the most sought-after muralists of her day. Learn more about the changing role of professional women artists during the Gilded Age from Dr. Bailey Van Hook, author of Violet Oakley: An Artist’s Life.

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Date:
March 31
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Preservation Society of Newport County
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401-847-1000
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