Memorial Hall Library

Fierce Females: Women in Art on Zoom

oil painting of a woman painting
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

A Culturally Curious Art Talk with Jane Oneail.

Register on Zoom.

Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit

This program is hosted by Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough and a collaboration between multiple MA libraries.

This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within a week of the program.

Art citation: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1639. Royal Trust Collection, UK.