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John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Visiting Artist Nancy Youdelman


The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Nancy Youdelman as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Youdelman’s lecture From There to Here­–Four Decades as a Feminist Artist contextualizes her work within California feminist art scenes from the 1970s to the present.  Free and open to the public, Youdelman’s lecture will take place Tuesday, March 4, 4:30 PM at the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  For a complete listing of Anderson events, visit

She will also present, Then & Now: Reflections on Feminist Art Teaching on April 5, 2014, from 3:00-4:00 PM at the Foster Auditorium in the Pattee Library. In this lecture, Nancy Youdelman will reflect on feminist art teaching in the 1970s.  She will speak about her first-hand experience with the Fresno feminist art class taught by Judy Chicago, 1970-71, the CalArts Feminist Art Program, 1971-73, in which she worked on the acclaimed Womanhouse and her years of teaching and art-making since.  She will include her most recent one-month teaching artist residency at Penn State that is part of a special topics course facilitated by Karen Keifer-Boyd using Judy Chicago’s pedagogical principles.

Creating mixed-media sculptural works out of clothing, cast bronze, natural materials, and found objects, Youdelman has been exhibiting her artwork since 1971. Youdelman has had a varied and interesting career: she worked as an artistic consultant on the 1975 Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles, was a founding member of both Grandview Gallery at the historic Woman’s Building in Los Angeles and Double X, a feminist collective, and has been a university art instructor for 20 years.

Youdelman’s extensive exhibition record includes a solo exhibition at Eight Modern in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2013. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including recent grants from the Pollock-Krasner and

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations. Her work will be on view in the exhibition From Here to There: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist in the Borland Gallery, March 3–April 7, 2014.


For additional information please contact:


Ann Tarantino John M. Anderson Lecture Series Coordinator

Tammy Hosterman SoVA Communications Coordinator