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The Power of Female Art and Friendship: Remedios Varo and Camille Claudel in The Sculptress
May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
WHATThe Power of Female Art and Friendship: Remedios Varo and Camille Claudel in The SculptressJoin the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and the ExPats Theatre for an exploration of Marilyn Millstone’s award-winning play The Sculptress. Actors will read scenes, directed by Karin Rosnizeck, and a discussion with the playwright will follow.
The Sculptress depicts a fictional friendship between the French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864–1943) and the Spanish painter Remedios Varo (1908–1963). Although separated in age by more than 40 years and coming from vastly different cultural backgrounds, both artists struggled for opportunities and recognition in a man’s world and experienced sexist oppression and humiliation. Millstone imagines a meeting in which Claudel, once called “a revolt against nature: a women genius” by her lover/mentor Auguste Rodin, is visited in her mental asylum home by the fiery Varo, a young expatriate in her prime. Varo’s mission: to reignite Camille’s own fire for creating art.
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MEDIA CONTACTefilar@nmwa.orgEmma Filar,