New York: Between Art and Life

Women of 1962-64


Thursday, January 5, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 pm EST
YouTube Video Premiere

The Mildred and George Weissman Program

Listen to a discussion between art historian Nancy Princenthal, author of Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art and Kristina Parsons, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, part of the curatorial team behind New York: 1962-1964. Of particular focus will be the range of women artists included in the exhibition including those who lived and worked in the Coenties Slip neighborhood including Agnes Martin and Lenore Tawney, the Girlie Exhibition of 1964, and ideas around the body and abstraction.

The Mildred and George Weissman Program has been endowed by Paul, Ellen, and Dan Weissman in honor of their parents.

About the Speaker:
Nancy Princenthal is a New York-based writer whose book Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art (Thames & Hudson, 2015) received the 2016 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. She is also the author of Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s (Thames & Hudson, 2019) and Hannah Wilke (Prestel, 2010). Her essays have appeared in monographs on Doris Salcedo, Robert Mangold, Willie Cole, Gary Simmons, Janet Biggs and Alfredo Jaar, among other books and exhibition catalogs. A Contributing Editor (and former Senior Editor) of Art in America, she has also written for the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Bomb, Apollo and elsewhere. Princenthal has lectured widely, and taught at Bard College, Princeton University, Yale University, and the School of Visual Arts.

Free with RSVP

While this program is presented free with RSVP, the optional purchase of a ticket helps support the Museum’s virtual programming.

Installation view of New York: 1962–1964 at the Jewish Museum, NY, July 22, 2022–January 8, 2023. Photo © Frederick Charles,