Daytime Talk: Women of the 1893 World’s Fair

Date(s) - 10/31/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Grand Lecture Hall

Hosted by
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Daytime Talk: Women of the 1893 World’s Fair

Chicago Architecture Foundation

October 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair was a showcase of art, architecture, ideas and inventions. It was also a showcase for women. One of the first female lawyers in the country, Phoebe Couzins, arrived at the Fair full of plans to discuss women’s rights, while educator Fannie Barrier Williams demanded more involvement for African-American women in the exhibits. Learn about these women and more, including female artists, sculptors and muralists whose work was so compelling we still discuss them 125 years after the Fair. Hear about the challenges faced by these women, as well as their accomplishments.

Program Speaker: Kathleen Carpenter

Kathleen Carpenter

Kathleen Carpenter has been a docent since 2006, following a career in Chicago’s nonprofit sector. She previously served as Director of Development at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Vice President of the Museum of Science and Industry. Born in Chicago, she graduated from Northwestern University. As a docent, she conducts a variety of tours, but her favorite topic is the 1893 World’s Fair.