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Collaboration and Camaraderie
Pioneering Women in the Circle of Sonia Delaunay

Artists, photographers, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and collectors—Sonia Delaunay’s universe was studded with women who gave rise to lasting innovations throughout the art world. They reshaped the way the international art market developed, expanded the potential of self-promotion, and redefined the role of fashion and photography on the global artistic stage. This symposium will present new research on important, underemphasized figures from Delaunay’s personal and professional milieu—Germaine Krull, Thérèse Bonney, Marie Cuttoli, and Nelly van Doesburg—each of whom proved essential in different ways at key moments in the artist’s life. Through their bold initiative and a deep commitment to art, Sonia Delaunay and the women around her created new opportunities for their contemporaries and changed the course of modern art and design for the century ahead.

April 19 at 1:30 to 5:30pm
38 West 86th Street, BGC Lecture Hall

$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people with a college or university affiliation or museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members

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1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction from exhibition curators Waleria Dorogova and Laura Microulis

2 pm
Rachel Silveri
Fashioning the Body, Fashioning the Self: The Collaboration between Germaine Krull & Sonia Delaunay
Emilie Hammen
Pictures and ideas: Thérèse Bonney and the Circulation of Modernity

3:15 pm Coffee break

3:45 pm
Lilien Lisbeth Feledy
Marie Cuttoli and Sonia Delaunay: A Friendship Crossing Boundaries between Art and Fashion
Cécile Bargues
Nelly van Doesburg, Sonia Delaunay and the New Realities of Abstract Art

5 pm Concluding Remarks

5:30 pm Reception