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Alumna to discuss ‘Domesticity in the Art of Women’

Ceramic engineer-turned artist Bette Blank, AU ’61 will give a talk, “Domesticity in the Art of Women Then and Now,” along with the curators of “Mary Cassatt Prints: In the company of Women,” (at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University) on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 200 Central Park South, Apt. 7B, New York City. Space is limited. A $20 admission fee will be taken at the door. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 18 at

Like Cassatt, Bette draws inspiration from the everyday life of middle class women. Her paintings depict the world of the home, consumer culture, and include the most visible women of our era such as Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, or Condolezza Rice, as seen through photos pinned up on refrigerator doors.

Bette’s paintings are in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum, New York, as well in numerous other museums and private collections. She shows through the Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York.