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Lecture | Joan Kerr: the making of a feminist art historian – Joanna Mendelssohn | Ursula Hoff Lecture 2017

Joan Kerr: the making of a feminist art historian Ursula Hoff Lecture 2017 Associate Professor Joanna Mendelssohn, art historian, University of New South Wales Date: 6:30pm, 11th December 2017 Venue: Forum Theatre, Arts West Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, 3010 When Professor Joan Kerr was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the year before her death in 2004, her friends were determined that her intellectual legacy should continue. The reason for this was not just friendship, nor a determination that a great feminist scholar should survive the strange machismo of Australian art historiography. Rather it was a recognition that Kerr’s inclusive approach was especially rewarding as a way of mapping Australian art and its objects. By challenging the traditional hierarchies of media and association that privileged both oil painting and networks of mateship, Kerr revealed a rich tapestry that not…