Linda Stein is a well-known artist-activist, lecturing throughout the United States and internationally, including Tuebingen Museum in Germany, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations in Beijing, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Penn State University, Alexandria Museum and Miho Museum in Kyoto, Japan.
Stein’s dynamic, fast-paced lectures present stark truths and funny anecdotes to address issues concerning gender, oppression, bullying, strength, power and justice in contemporary culture. Engaging her audience with video, stills and pop-culture examples, Stein inspires her audience to think critically and to feel the most authentic and empowered self.
Lectures are approximately 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A.
For more information or to schedule a lecture, please email contact [at] lindastein.com.
1. Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females, Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein. What defines bravery? What makes a hero? With over 150 moving and still images, Stein takes her audience on a half-hour journey from persecution to protection, from the bully to the moral exemplar. Learn more
2. The Fluidity of Gender: The Chance To Be Brave, The Courage To Dare OR Slamming Gender Stereotypes, Crash! Boom! Bang! First performed as a Keynote Address for the National Association of Women Artists on May 20, 2009, at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. It has since been presented at the Brooklyn Museum and at other museums, galleries and educational institutions throughout the country and abroad. Learn more.
3. Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo–and beyond. Around the world, so many of us—men, women and in-between—are fascinated with Steig Larsson’s stories of omnipotence and libidinal domination. We feel a frightening excitement, an ambiguous and complex overlapping of strength, aggression, power and sexual energy. Learn more.
4. Gender Fluidity Shakes Up the Masculinist Art World! First presented on November 12, 2011 at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, Feminist Transformations in Atlanta, Georgia. With humor and historical perspective (did you know that female artists earn 10-30% of what male artists earn from their art?) this empowering cri de coeur is Stein’s call for action to upend the imbalance in the art world. Learn more.
5. Fierce Females and Icons of Protection: A Feminist Artist/Activist Reflects on her Journey through Sculpture, Comparing it to that of the Poets Adrienne Rich and Jayne Cortez. Using her pantheon of pop culture and religious icons from fantasy and reality, Stein shows how her visual/visceral art melds with the Jayne Cortez and Adrienne Rich’s powerful words to forcefully address sexual abuse, bullying and bigotry. Learn more.