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JRA Distinguished Artist Lecture: Elizabeth Brim

May 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone:
202-885-1300
Website:
https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm

As a blacksmith, Elizabeth Brim has forged a place for herself in a male-dominated field. She plays on that contrast in her work with her “unique juxtaposition of the feminine and the ferrous.” Brim has been called a “rebel,” spending her time hammering hot steel while wearing her signature pearls. The resulting forms—a fancy shoe, a lacey camisole, a bench layered in frilly cloth—are decidedly “girly” objects all rendered expertly in hard metal. In this way, she not only makes wonderful and sought-after artistic objects, but also salient social commentary.

Free and open to all, no RSVP required.


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