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Nov. 1, 2001

Contact: Marilyn Marks, 609-258-3601

Media advisory:

Conference on women artists

Women artists, art historians and critics

What: A conference on "Women Artists at the Millennium"

When: Nov. 9 and 10, 2001

Where: McCormick Hall on the Princeton University campus

Thirty years ago, art historian Linda Nochlin wrote an essay titled "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" On Nov. 9 and 10, Nochlin will participate in a conference at Princeton that will revisit this question and look at the ways in which both the question and the answers to it may have changed since 1971.

The conference, "Women Artists at the Millennium," will explore how art institutions, art history and art criticism have or have not changed in the last 30 years as a result of the women's movement and decades of feminist interrogation in the arts.

Those scheduled to participate include: Ann Hamilton, an installation artist; Yvonne Rainer, a choreographer and a dance, film and video artist; installation artist Mary Kelly, a professor of art at the University of California-Los Angeles who is best known for her piece "Post-Partum Document"; Griselda Pollock, professor of social and critical histories of art at the University of Leeds in England; and Nochlin, the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

The conference is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender and the Department of Art and Archaeology. It coincides with an exhibition on 19th- and 20th-century women photographers called "Camera Women" at the University's Art Museum.

All events are free and open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in McCormick 101. For the complete conference schedule, check this Web site: <>.