Marilyn Minter Featured Speaker at AFA Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, May 17, 2018

WHO: Renée and Elizabeth Belfer, Megan Brodsky, Will Cotton and Rose Dergan, Richard Lane, Judy Glickman Lauder, Raymond Learsy, Ariel and Alaleh Ostad, Sandra Warshawsky, and many more from the worlds of art, philanthropy, finance and society.

WHAT: The American Federation of Arts (AFA) held its annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 16. Close to 200 guests were treated to a special conversation between artist Marilyn Minter and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Proceeds benefit the exhibitions toured to museums nationwide by the American Federation of Arts.

Marilyn Minter and Catherine Morris discussed Minter’s trajectory and the various themes that are present in her work, her early recognition of feminist causes, as well as her creative process that includes taking photographs to create composites that she then transfers to large-scale enamel on metal paintings.

The event also celebrated current and upcoming AFA exhibitions including Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, which will be presented at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts in the summer, and Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem that will be touring 85 outstanding works from the Studio Museum’s collection.

WHERE: The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The American Federation of Arts is the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. A nonprofit organization founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishing exhibition catalogues featuring important scholarly research, and developing educational programs. For more information about the AFA, visit

For more than four decades, Marilyn Minter’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos have vividly questioned the complex, often contradictory, perceptions of beauty and the feminine body in mainstream culture. Through her photorealistic depictions, Minter explores the relationship between art and feminism, fashion, and celebrity. Minter has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; CAC, Cincinnati; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Kitchen, New York; SITE Santa Fe; Fotomuseum, in Wintherthur, Switzerland; and La Conservera, in Murcia, Spain. Pretty/Dirty, a retrospective of Minter’s work, opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2014 and toured to the MCA Denver, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Minter lives and works in New York City, where she is represented by gallery Salon 94.

Event Images are available through Patrick McMullan/Getty Images (www.patrickmcmullan.comor through the American Federation of Arts.

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