Apr 14th 2021
In celebration of her book launch this month, art historian Leisa Rundquist joins Intuit President and CEO Debra Kerr to discuss “The Power and Fluidity of Girlhood in Henry Darger’s Art.” Rundquist’s book is the first to examine the world-renowned Chicago artist’s representation of girlhood and gender fluidity—elements that some scholars have read as disturbing—through the examination of cultural influences and direct appropriation from mainstream sources. To complement their conversation, Rundquist and Kerr use source materials from the museum’s Henry Darger Room Collection to illustrate the intricacies of Darger’s representation of girls.
“The Power and Fluidity of Girlhood in Henry Darger’s Art” is available to pre-order! Register for the book launch by Wednesday, April 14, to receive a 20% discount code good for your purchase on the online Intuit Store.
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