The departments of visual arts and art history, the University Galleries, and the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present the symposium “Taking the Space: Gender and the Figure in Contemporary Art,” on Friday, Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Internationally celebrated art historian Linda Nochlin will deliver the keynote address for the symposium at 6:30 p.m.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection,” on view in the Schmidt Center Gallery through Saturday, February 11. The exhibition features figurative works by12 women contemporary artists who are receiving favorable critical attention and experiencing success in the art world. The symposium will address issues posed in the exhibition about gender, power, sexuality, the body, collecting, displaying and interpreting art in the 21st century.