But Those Petticoats! Enterprising Women in Providence and the Rhode Island School of Design

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Fine Arts Center, A202
105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

This lecture by Dr. Suzanne Scanlan focuses on relationships between early female graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design and the arts, manufacturing, and industrial landscapes of Providence. Women flocked to design classes at RISD at the turn of the century, yet many struggled to gain professional status in their chosen disciplines. Undeterred, they formed clubs and associations—for example, the Providence Plantation Club—to build networks and foster professional advancement. Among the women discussed will be Jessie and Mabel Luther, sisters and ardent proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement; Marion I. Perkins and Amey Vernon, founders of the Tynietoy Company; and Frances E. Henley, Rhode Island's first licensed female architect.

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Art & Art History Department
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Lisa Tom

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