The Museum of Modern Art will host “Gender Trouble,” a four-part seminar that explores how politics and performances of gender shape the work of modern and contemporary artists starting on Tuesday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m., at The Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Among questions the class will explore: What are the troubles and pleasures artists encounter when they make gender a constitutive part of their art? And how have artists, both women and men, addressed discourses of feminism, mythologies of masculinity, and the powers of patriarchy?
By looking at the exhibitions Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait and Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, and at many other works on view in the galleries, this course will explore changing manifestations of and reflections on gender in modern and contemporary art. In addition to discussions of paintings, prints, sculptures, installations, performances, and films by such artists as Geta Brătescu, Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, Gego, Cindy Sherman, and Hannah Wilke, the course will also include a visit to the New York studio of the late Louise Bourgeois.
Those interested in “Gender Trouble” can register at
Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.