Women's History Salons
A Woman of the World and the Early America She Portrayed
Roberta J.M. Olson , Charlene Boyer Lewis, Scott Manning Stevens
Fri December 6th, 6 pm, 2019 | Skylight Gallery | $15 ($12 Members, $8 Women’s History Council Members) |

Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore. 


In 1818, the Baroness Hyde de Neuville announced her wish “to see an American Lady elected President.” An exiled French aristocrat, the Baroness was a pioneering artist who captured the rich tapestry of early America and is the subject of our new exhibition, Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville (on view starting Nov. 1). Join exhibition curator Roberta J.M. Olson, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis of Kalamazoo College, and Scott Manning Stevens of Syracuse University for an intimate discussion about what the Baroness encountered during her stay in the young country. While society still grappled with the aspirational goals of the Revolution, the period also offered unusual gender role fluidity and leadership opportunities for women, even while questionable policies about Indigenous communities proliferated.


Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, 
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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