The University Farm will offer a six-session course titled “Hidden Stories, Hidden Collections, Hidden Gifts: Stories of Extraordinary Women Benefiting the Cleveland Museum of Art” this winter.
Holly Witchey, executive director of Cleveland Philanthropy and adjunct professor in the Department of Art History and Art, will lead the course.
This course will share stories of extraordinary women, remarkable collections, and highlight gestures of generosity and dedication to the creation of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s extraordinary collections, with a focus on textiles and American art.
Sift through primary sources to try and uncover the stories of these women:
Ellen “Nellie” Garretson Wade,
Emory May Holden Norweb,
Elizabeth White and
For the first five sessions, the class will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the farm’s Kutina Classroom on the following Wednesdays:
The sixth session will be a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art, with the date to be determined.