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<p>Alicia Penalba: Enfance Apocalyptique, 1959</p>

Alicia Penalba (Argentinian, 1913–1982). Enfance Apocalyptique, 1959. Bronze, 18 1/2 × 12 × 12 1/2 in. (47 × 30.5 × 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr., 1992.107.22. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Virtual Art History Happy Hour: Itinerant Avant-Gardes

Thursday, March 25, 2021

6–7 pm

Online

In the 1920s and '30s, Maria Martins, Marina Núñez del Prado, and Alicia Penalba left their respective home countries of Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina, embarking on travels—both within and beyond the continent—that shaped their avant-garde visions. While their paths rarely, if ever, crossed, they shared a collective interest in the itinerant and transnational possibilities of modernism. Join Joseph Shaikewitz, Curatorial Assistant, for a fun and informative lecture about this trio of South American sculptors. Taken together, their works engage themes of pleasure, sensuality, and liberation, and reveal how each artist performed gender and national identity to navigate the masculinist terrain of modern art.

This program is free to stream on Facebook Live. Or, pay what you wish to join us on Zoom and participate in a Q&A with the speaker after the talks. Your contribution supports our dynamic public programs and events.

Captioning for this program is available on Zoom. To request additional accommodations, such as American Sign Language interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.