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Director of National Museum of Women in the Arts to Speak at Montgomery College, April 13

Dr. Susan Fisher Sterling, director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will speak on “Creative Revolutionaries and Visionaries at the National Museum of Women in the Arts,” Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery College-Rockville Music Recital Hall, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The event is part of the College’s Arts Institute Distinguished Guest Scholar Series and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sterling holds a Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University and has been awarded Diplomatic Orders of Merit from the Order of the Rio Branco, Federated Republic of Brazil, and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. She has been at the National Museum since 1988.

In her area of specialization, she has curated the first surveys of artists Carrie Mae Weems and Sarah Charlesworth, two major exhibitions of contemporary Brazilian art, “UltraModern” and “Virgin Territory,” and Alice Neel’s “Women.” She was the museum’s liaison curator for “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” and developed the critically well-received “Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography.”

Dr. Sterling received the President’s Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in February 2009.

For more information, call 240-567-5831 or e-mail

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