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Jenni Sorkin Visiting Scholar Lecture

March 28, 2024 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Free
Jenni is smiling and looking at the camera. Behind her are covers of books she has written including "Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community" and "Art in California."


Murry N. DePillars Building
1000 West Broad St
Richmond, VA, 23220
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The Department of Painting + Printmaking presents a visiting scholar lecture by Jenni Sorkin on Thursday, March 28th at 12:15 P.M. at the Murry N. DePillars Building, Fishbowl Room 301 (1000 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220).

Jenni Sorkin, Ph.D., is a Professor of History of Art & Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise lies in the intersections of gender, material culture, and contemporary art, with a focus on women artists and underrepresented media. Sorkin’s extensive research explores themes such as artistic labor, feminist historiographies, and alternative spaces. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.A. from The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sorkin has authored several notable publications, including “Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community” (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and “Art in California” (Thames & Hudson, 2021). Her work has been featured in prestigious exhibitions and publications such as the National Gallery of Art and MOMA, and she has received fellowships from institutions including the Getty Research Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

As an educator and lecturer, Sorkin has shared her expertise at various institutions worldwide, including museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, as well as universities such as Yale and the University of Chicago. She is also actively involved in editorial boards, contributing to journals like the Journal of Modern Craft and serving as Co-Executive Editor of Panorama: The Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art.