This small discussion-based course will investigate European and American art featuring women, from ancient times to the 19th century, considering woman as subject and woman as artist. We will discuss interdisciplinary trends in feminist scholarship in art history and consider the issue of differences between art made by women and art made by men. We will examine the impact of the prevailing institutional structures of the art world and attitudes toward women artists. We will evaluate the various strategies employed by successful women artists over the centuries. And we will look at wonderful art created by women you may not know, but should. (P.S. Men are welcome in this course—do not be intimidated!) | Facilitated discussion.