Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Lecture by Jennifer Krieger

“Because of Hawthorne Fine Art’s dedication to the work of women artists and scholarship surrounding women in the arts, we’re proud to be celebrating March as Women’s History Month!

In support of the historical contributions of women, Jennifer Krieger will be lecturing on “Women Artists of the Hudson River School” at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh, NY, on Saturday March 31, 2012 at 1:00pm. This presentation stems from Jennifer’s involvement as co-curator of Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School, the first exhibition of female Hudson River School artists that opened at the Thomas Cole Historic site in May 2010.

Painting by Hudson River School Artist SUSIE M. BARSTOW (1836 - 1923)

Jennifer’s lecture is the feature presentation of the annual “The General’s Lady” ceremony, sponsored by the Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, which is the home and property that served as George Washington’s headquarters from 1782-83 during the American Revolution.  Each March, “The General’s Lady” event celebrates the historical contributions of women such as Martha Washington, who worked alongside General George Washington during the Revolutionary War as a businesswoman and hostess to military personnel. The Historic Site presents the annual “Martha Washington Woman of History Award” in honor of a woman who has contributed significantly to the preservation of Hudson Valley history. This year’s honoree is Stella Bailey, co-founder, Executive Director, and Financial Officer of the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association, and President of the Town of Highlands Historical Society.

We hope to see you on March 31st for this free event to honor the women of history and the women of today!”

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