Women Artists

Outstanding works by more than 20 women artists from the 17th - 20th centuries are featured in this memorable exhibit, including drawings, watercolors, lithographs, etchings, and engravings. From the collection of the Reading Public Museum, this historical display includes works by such highly acclaimed artists as Elizabeth Vigée-LeBrun, Mary Cassatt, Käthe Kollwitz and Peggy Bacon, among others.

Start Date: 1/1/2013 09:00 am
End Date: 2/28/2013 9:00 pm
Location: Miller Gallery, Francis Hall
Sponsor: Reading Public Museum
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