Featuring: Virginia (Ginny) Treanor, Associate Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts
“Nevertheless, They Persisted: A Brief History of Women Artists”
A native Washingtonian, Ginny has worked in a number of museums in D.C. including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art. Ginny received her MA in art history from American University in 2002 and completed her Ph.D. in the same field at the University of Maryland in 2011 where she specialized in seventeenth-century Dutch art.
Ginny has worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts as Associate Curator since 2012. There, she has worked on a number of exhibitions covering a wide array of time periods, subjects and media. In 2017, Ginny curated Border Crossing, an exhibition of contemporary forms by Albuquerque artist Jami Porter Lara, and Equilibrium, a focus exhibition on the working process of geometric abstract artist Fanny Sanin. She also served as liaison curator for New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin as well as Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today. Ginny is currently organizing an exhibition called Heavy Metal that focuses on contemporary artists working with a variety of metals, which will open at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on June 28, 2018.
This program is held in conjunction with HOLOGRAPH.