Open tuesday – saturday, 10a – 6p

women artists of the west

6 pm illustrated Curator talk on the rooftop deck

In a time marked by exploration, expansion, and cultural change, pioneering women artists used their creative talents to capture the spirit of the frontier, depicting majestic and wild landscapes. These women showed the spirit of adventure that defined the West and challenged conventional gender roles by pursuing their careers as artists. 

Art historian and curator, Camille Morineau, will present an illustrated Curator Talk on Women Artists from the American West on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Hole History Museum. The presentation is free and open to the public. 

Morineau’s talk will showcase the contributions of Rocky Mountain women artists who were instrumental in shaping the artistic landscape and society of the American West during the transformative period between 1869, when Wyoming became the first territory to grant Women’s Suffrage and 1920, the year the 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote. 

Morineau will introduce to audience to several women artists of the period from Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. While some originally hailed from the East, while others were native to the West, they all traveled in the U.S. and Europe and returned home showing a deep connection to the land and people of these regions. 

Camille Morineau photo by Valerie Archeno, 2021.
Camille Morineau photo by Valerie Archeno, 2021.

About Camille Morineau

Camille Morineau, heritage curator and art historian specializing in women artists since 2014, is the co-founder and Executive Director at AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions). Based on the observation that women are under-represented or even totally absent from art books, exhibitions, and museum collections, AWARE’s mission is to contribute to the visibility of women artists by creating, indexing, and disseminating information on women artists of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 

With degrees from both the École normale supérieure and the Institut national du patrimoine, Camille Morineau has worked for twenty years in public cultural institutions in France, including ten years as curator of the contemporary collections at the musée national d’Art moderne – Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris). She curated numerous exhibitions there, including Yves Klein (2006), Gerhard Richter (2012), Roy Lichtenstein (2013), and the hanging elles@centrepompidou (2009-2011) dedicated solely to female artists from the collections of the musée national d’Art moderne. She has also curated several exhibitions as a free-lance curator, including Niki de Saint Phalle at RMN – Grand Palais (Paris, 2014) and Guggenheim 

Bilbao (2016), Ceramix. From Rodin to Schütte, about the use of ceramics by artists of the 20th and 21st century, at Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht (2015) and La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, with Manufacture de Sèvres (Paris, 2016). From 2016 to October 2019, she was the director of exhibitions and collections at Monnaie de Paris, where she curated the following exhibitions: Women House, also shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington (2017-2018), Floor-naments, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou (2017), Subodh Gupta (2018), Thomas Schütte (2019), Kiki Smith (2019-2020). In 2021, she curated the first French retrospective of Françoise Pétrovitch at the Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc in Landerneau, Brittany. In 2022, she co-curated Pionnières with Lucia Pesapane at the musée du Luxembourg in Paris. 

Camille Morineau was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in January 2020. 

Camille Morineau was appointed president of the board of directors of the École du Louvre by decree of the President of the Republic on November 9, 2020. Its mandate was renewed by decree of the President of the Republic on 14 November 2023. Camille Morineau was appointed member of the board of directors of the Centre national des arts plastiques by decree of the Minister of Culture on March 7, 2022. She is also member of the advisory committee of the Festival Aix-en-Provence Endowment Fund.