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January Public Webinar given by Jenni Sorkin

Jenni Sorkin
Jenni Sorkin

Jenni Sorkin, Getty Research Institute Senior Scholar-in-Residence, 2021-22 and Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture University of California, Santa Barbara will give a public lecture via zoom webinar on Thursday, January 27 at 5pm. Registration and lecture details coming in early January.


Jenni Sorkin, Getty Research Institute Senior Scholar-in-Residence, 2021-22 and Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture University of California, Santa Barbara will give a public lecture via zoom webinar on Thursday, January 27 at 5pm. Registration and lecture details coming in early January.

Sorkin is Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She writes on the intersections between gender, material culture, and contemporary art, working primarily on women artists and underrepresented media. Her books include: Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women Artists, 1947–2016 (Skira, 2016), and Art in California (World of Art series, Thames & Hudson, 2021), as well as numerous essays in journals and exhibition catalogs.

She was educated at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bard College, and received her PhD from Yale University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Craft. 

The lecture is supported by Dean’s Office: School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Division of Ceramic Art, Division of Art History and Women’s and Gender Studies.