Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, will discuss the exhibition “Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers” on view at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College from August 24 to October 14.
Seaton’s lecture will offer insight into the more than 50 woodcuts, lithographs, engraving, silkscreens, and etchings from the Syracuse University Art Collection and Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art in this exhibition. These works by 47 important women artists throughout the 20th century depict hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines, and social mores that changed the lives of all Americans. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall on September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Seaton received her BA in art history from Harvard University and her MA and PhD in art history from Northwestern University. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including the Beach Museum of Art’s 2005 to 2008 traveling exhibition “Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960.” Seaton has written several articles and two books, “Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960” and “WPA Federal Art Project Printmaking in California.” She is an officer of the Print Council of America.