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The Death of Cleopatra

Sisterhood of Sculptors:
American Artists in Rome

Join an intimate community for five lively discussions on pioneering American women sculptors. From 1850 and 1876, a close-knit group of women settled in Rome to pursue artistic careers. A number of them succeeded in solidifying their reputations in international artistic circles, while simultaneously making connections with prominent literary and political leaders of the day, including Henry James and Abraham Lincoln. A bust of Lincoln by Vinnie Ream is displayed in the U.S. Capitol rotunda today. Ream, along with Harriet Hosmer, Edmonia Lewis and Anne Whitney are among the first women to attain prominence in the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. In this course, we will study these sculptors, and also discover their lesser known sisters:  Emma Stebbins, Margaret Foley, Sarah Fisher Ames, and Louisa Lander. Taking inspiration from Melissa Dabakis' insightful book, "A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome," we will discuss how these artists fashioned modern womanhood and motivated younger generations of women to pursue artistic careers in Postbellum America. 


Tuesdays @ 10-11:30 am est /

4-5:30 pm Paris time

November 1- November 29

Mondays @ 1:00-2:30 est  

September 12 - October 10* 

Wednesdays @ 9:00-10:30

September 14 - October 12*

Saturdays @ 11:00-12:30 

September 17 - October 15


On Zoom from your home or office. Sessions are led by Lauren Jimerson, PhD.

  • Webinars are sold in packs of 5.

  • Each webinar is limited in size to enable lively and engaging discussions.

  • Held on the same day and time each week, each session is 90 minutes. ​

  • All that's required is a curious mind.

*To avoid conflict with Rosh Hashanah, Monday's class on Sept. 26th will meet instead on Wednesday Sept. 28th at 9 am.

*To avoid conflict with Yom Kippur, Wednesday's class on Oct. 5th will meet instead on Monday Oct. 3rd at 1 pm.

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Vinnie Ream
Vinnie Ream with her bust of Abraham Lincoln
Edmonia Lewis
Anne Whitney
Harriet Hosmer
Harriet Hosmer
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