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POSTPONED: SOCAL | BookTable: The Mythic Heroines of the New York School

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Image: Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Grace Hartigan in 1957. Photograph by Burt Glinn.

In light of the developments concerning COVID-19, we have decided to postpone this special event. All registrations will be held for this event and we hope to be in touch with a new date. Alternatively, your account will be credited for a future ArtTable event.


Join us for a discussion of Mary Gabriel’s acclaimed book, Ninth Street Women, in the art-filled home of ArtTable member Victoria Burns!

Join ArtTable for what promises to be an enlightening and stimulating evening in which we will analyze and discuss Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, published in 2018. While the story of Abstract Expressionism’s emergence in New York in the late 1940s and 1950s has been much told, the role played by women artists associated with the movement has rarely been the subject of review. Set amid the turbulent social and political period of the time, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting — not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Or did they? What can we learn by looking back at their art, careers, and lives and from considering their impact both in their own time and today?

The evening will begin with a brief presentation on the book and the five artists it highlights by ArtTable SoCal Co-chair Roni Feinstein, who teaches a class on this subject at UCLA Extension. A group discussion will follow.

Victoria Burns will graciously host us that evening in her View Park home, which houses a collection heavy in photography, with works by Zhang Huan, Adam Fuss, Ori Gersht, Hank Willis Thomas, Dawoud Bey, and Richard Mosse, among others. Also represented in the collection are Pae White, Jesse Mockrin, Owen Kydd, Andrea Bowers, and a host of others.

Refreshments will be served.

Who’s attending this event? Click here to see who’s registered!

With thanks to Victorian Burns and Roni Feinstein.



March 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Home of Victoria Burns in View Park, next to Baldwin Hills


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