TITLE: Women's History Month Celebration: Women's Art -- Women's Vision
SPEAKER: Deborah Gaston
EVENT DATE: 03/19/2008
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
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To honor "the originality, beauty, imagination and multiple dimensions of women's lives," the National Women's History Project has chosen "Women's Art: Women's Vision" as the 2008 theme for National Women's History Month. In keeping with the theme, the Library of Congress invited Deborah L. Gaston, director of education at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, to deliver the keynote address.
Speaker Biography: Deborah Gaston oversees all aspects of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' educational programs in the visual and performing arts, literature and other fields of creativity. She previously worked at the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she managed docent and teacher programs and developed educational resources and programs related to special exhibitions and the collection. She has taught art history courses at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, Lewis and Clark College's Semester in Washington program, and the University of Delaware. She holds a master's degree in art history from Williams College and completed doctoral work at the University of Delaware. For more than 20 years, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has recognized the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.