Wed. 11/7 – Images of Women Exhibit and Discussion Featuring Cecile Bassen ’73 and Susie Lee ’94

In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition, “Elles: Women Artists of the Centre Pompidou, Paris,” curators Susie Lee ’94 and Kolya Rice have orchestrated an intensive exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the University of Washington School of Art titled “Soft Power, Activated.”

“Soft Power” expands the definition of the gallery beyond a repository of objects to a nexus of responsive and iterative idea exchange. The Jacob Lawrence is a space for students first and foremost, and to that end, Soft Power seeks to activate this core with Seattle’s most dynamic cultural stewards in action. Nearly every day of the exhibition, Soft Power will present a new project, intimate gathering, performance, or interview. The program is continually receptive to the unexpected possibilities that emerge and resonate from these live, generative conversations.

As part of the exhibit, Susie will moderate a presentation on “Images of Women: Snow White and the Evil Queen” by Cecile Bassen ’73 on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. Yale women are invited to mingle with each other and with UW students in Room 317 of the Art Building at the University of Washington. If you are so inclined, please bring some refreshments (snacks and beverages) to share.

Cecile is a member of the first class of women at Yale and is chairing an international psychoanalytic conference on “Images of Women” this weekend, where she will also be giving a talk about coming of age in fairy tales. Cecile will give a brief overview of the conference at the YaleWomen event.

Directions: From I-5, exit east onto N.E. 45th Street to 17th Avenue N.E. Turn right onto 17th and stop at the gatehouse. Ask the attendant for specific parking information and directions to the Art Building.

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