Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: The Arrival: Motherhood and Art

Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: The Arrival: Motherhood and Art

Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm

Speaker: Brittney Denham-Whisonant

Title: The Arrival: Motherhood and Art

Presented at Kinnison Hall in Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts and online.

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Abstract: “The Arrival: Motherhood and Art” highlights historical and contemporary artists such as Mary Cassatt, Alice Neel, Mary Kelly, Senga Nengudi, Rebecca Campbell, Lenka Clayton, and Brittney Denham-Whisonant while discussing challenges seen in historic and contemporary ways mothers and mothering have been represented in both art and popular culture. The talk will examine works that openly address the choices of becoming mothers, in particular pausing over the emphasis on childlessness in the arts. It will also tie these topics into Brittney’s most recent body of work, The Arrival.

Biosketch: Brittney Denham is a multidisciplinary artist, born in California and raised in Wyoming. Sher received an MFA at The Ohio State University in 2012 and is currently Gallery Director and Faculty of Photography and Printmaking at Sheridan College in Wyoming. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including most recent The Arrival: Works by Brittney Denham, at COS Gallery in Visalia California, Women’s Work, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, and Stay Home Gallery, in Nashville, Tennessee.

This lecture is free and open to the public.


Mar 11 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

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Sheridan, WY 82801
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Gillette College

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Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
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