friedman580Wellesley College Friends of Art ~ Boston
Expanding Abstraction at deCordova Museum

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Where: deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
When: 11:00 a.m.
What: Tour of Expanding Abstraction: New
England Women Painters, 1950 to Now
Featuring: Exhibiting artists Adria Arch and Natalie Alper
Also: Ramble through the sculpture park
Fee: $10 to FoA, pay at the door (cash or check) - DeCordova’s admission fee

Join us for a special docent tour of Expanding Abstraction, which presents a vital yet lesser-known
history of abstract painting in New England by showcasing the work of women painters with
strong connections to the region. Despite their relative exclusion from mainstream and male-dominated
conversations on postwar abstraction, these artists have made significant contribution to the field.

Special feature: Local artists Natalie Alper and Adria Arch, whose work is in the exhibition,
will provide personal commentary and insight into the art world they work in. What are some of
the complexities of painting in this region? What have been the challenges of being a female
artist? The opportunities, setbacks, and rewards? What lies ahead for women in art?

Drawn primarily from deCordova’s permanent collection, Expanding Abstraction explores diverse
techniques, processes, and concepts. The exhibition lays the foundation for a more inclusive
understanding of abstraction.
Optional: Stay afterward for informal pay-your-own lunch at deCordova cafe
RSVP: Molly Quinby Eberle ’73 (978-369-6999) or