Free Talk on Female Artists and the French Revolution Jan. 20

Art historian and writer Bridget Quinn will give a talk on female artists and the French Revolution from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 in Marymount’s Reinsch Library Auditorium, 2807 North Glebe Road.  The event is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

The talk is entitled “You Say You Want a Revolution? Female Artists, the French Revolution, and the Fallacy of Connoisseurship.” It’s inspired by Quinn’s forthcoming book, “Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and History (In That Order),” which will be released by Chronicle Books in March. It was recently selected as a ‘Top 10 in Memoir and Biography’ by Publishers Weekly.

Quinn is on the advisory board for Narrative Magazine and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught art history and architecture at Portland State University, the San Francisco Waldorf High School and other institutions. Her work has been a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, and she has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her personal essay “At Swim, Two Girls,” was included in The Best American Sports Writing 2013. She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco.

Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.