If you are a member and would like a free ticket, please email our Development Coordinator, Arianna Webber.


This event is livestream only, no in-person tickets are available.

The work of Iowa artist Rose Frantzen is remarkable in its own right, putting her in the front rank of contemporary realists. But what really put her on the national map was her ambitious project to record her small Iowa town. Rose invited any resident who chose to sit for her, and the 180 portraits that resulted represented a true portrait of the town as a whole. The installed works eventually were shown at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, to great acclaim. We'll talk to Rose about her project, as well as the equally ambitious contemporary portraiture and allegorical painting she has pursued since. At the root of her work is a passion to put art to the good of society as whole, a motivation that is not widespread in the art scene of the moment.

In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.

Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs

Gage Academy of Art is committed to social justice in a diverse democracy

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If you are a member and would like a free ticket, please email our Development Coordinator, Arianna Webber.


This event is livestream only, no in-person tickets are available.

The work of Iowa artist Rose Frantzen is remarkable in its own right, putting her in the front rank of contemporary realists. But what really put her on the national map was her ambitious project to record her small Iowa town. Rose invited any resident who chose to sit for her, and the 180 portraits that resulted represented a true portrait of the town as a whole. The installed works eventually were shown at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, to great acclaim. We'll talk to Rose about her project, as well as the equally ambitious contemporary portraiture and allegorical painting she has pursued since. At the root of her work is a passion to put art to the good of society as whole, a motivation that is not widespread in the art scene of the moment.

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