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Oct 16th | Shaping an Image: Political Women in History and Today

President Lincoln, 1857, George Peter Alexander Healy. White House Collection, White House Historical Association. Portrait of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood by Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times, 2019

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Friday, Oct 16th 11AM

Across history, women who inherit or are elected to positions of power have faced special challenges in distinguishing themselves from their male counterparts. They have often used the visual arts to emphasize specific characteristics or qualities. Featuring medieval scholar Elizabeth L’Estrange and political scientist and photojournalist Elizabeth D. Herman, this conversation examines the importance of “image” in both conceptual and actual terms for women in politics. Art historian and curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw moderates

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