Andrea Karnes

Andrea Karnes and guests in the gallery
  • September 20, 2022 6:00 PM



Do women paint themselves and one another differently? “Women artists look beyond the ideal beauty — the archetype,” Andrea Karnes declares. In doing so, they create a portfolio of new archetypes. Susan Stamberg, NPR, Art Where You’re At, May 12, 2022

Andrea Karnes, the Modern’s Chief Curator, offers a final send-off for this summer’s popular, thoughtful, and expansive exhibition Women Painting Women. The show closes on Sunday, September 25, making this Tuesday Evening presentation an opportunity for insights into the exhibition’s premise and observations made throughout its run.

To broaden her take on Women Painting Women, Karnes is joined by selected artists featured in the exhibition as they discuss personal contributions and the conversations that ensued among various works. This exhibition has made a valuable contribution to the discourse of painting, and its special consideration of the work of 46 women artists painting female and femme subjects offers a new lens through which to view the field.


This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 6 pm in the Modern’s auditorium. Seating is at 5:30 pm. A livestream broadcast of the lecture will be available here.

A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 3 pm the day of the lecture online. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 4 pm on the day of the lecture.  

On Tuesday nights during the lecture series, the galleries are open until 6 pm and Café Modern’s bar is open (no food service available.) Lectures will not be broadcast into the café this season.

Podcasts of these lectures are available here, two weeks after the presentation date.

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern's YouTube channel.