POWarts Book Club: A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women by Siri Hustvedt
Join us for the second meeting of the POWarts Book Club, featuring a conversation with author Siri Hustvedt about her new book A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, a radical collection of essays that investigates the perceptual and gender biases that affect how we judge art, literature, and the world in general.
Purchase your copy and start reading now! The book club discussion will focus on the first of the book’s three sections, which considers Louise Bourgeois, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the Guerrilla Girls, among others.
Siri Hustvedt has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is the internationally acclaimed author of five novels, including The Blazing World and What I Loved, and a growing body of nonfiction, such as A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Gabarron International Award for Thought and Humanities. She lives in Brooklyn.
POWarts, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts, was founded in 2008 to champion the professional lives of women in the art world. By offering an active calendar of events, panel discussions, and mentoring opportunities, POWarts helps women learn, connect, and build their careers. Here at POWarts, we believe that generosity and leadership can, and should, go hand in hand. Our programming stems from the knowledge that art and business are not separate; rather, understanding business is vital to creating spaces for art, and women, to thrive.
This event is free for POWarts members and non-members, but please RSVP here.