“Why have there been no great women artists?” feminist art historian Linda Nochlin asked in her 1971 essay of the same title. She explained that, while there have absolutely been women artists of skill, character, and genius, they have struggled against the social and institutional frameworks that encouraged their male counterparts. One of these women,… Read more →
Mary Manning is a museum education professional and independent scholar who works at the intersection of art history, history, and public humanities. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in 2015. Her dissertation research focused on the early Impressionist painter Frédéric Bazille, whose training in medical and artistic anatomies changed the way he imagined his art and his role as a young man in Second Empire France.