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On Thurs­day, Sept. 23, the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts and the New Mex­ico Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts be­gan the seven-part More Than Mary Cas­satt lec­ture se­ries at CCA Cine­math­eque (1050 Old Pe­cos Trail, 982-1338). The se­ries con­tin­ues at the Cine­math­eque at 10 a.m. on Thurs­day, Oct. 7, with “The Emer­gence of the Pro­fes­sional Woman Artist,” a lec­ture by art ed­u­ca­tor and critic Diane Ar­mitage. In her lec­ture, Ar­mitage dis­cusses the lives and work of Ital­ian Re­nais­sance painters Lavinia Fon­tana and So­fon­isba An­guis­sola, as well as artists from the Baroque pe­riod and the En­light­en­ment.

The se­ries picks up on Oct. 14, with “The Woman Artist as Risk-Taker,” a lec­ture by Launch Projects co-founder and cu­ra­tor Cyndi Conn, who dis­cusses women artists who were drawn to New York to pur­sue their work. On Oct. 21, Ar­mitage presents “Our Ear­li­est An­i­ma­tor,” a screen­ing of Ger­man filmmaker Lotte Reiniger’s The Ad­ven­tures of Prince Achmed (1928).

On Nov. 18, Bar­bara Tyner — art his­to­rian, for­mer ar­chae­ol­o­gist, and the pro­ducer of the lec­ture se­ries — dis­cusses Na­tive Amer­i­can women artists. Art his­to­rian Sharyn Udall, author of the forth­com­ing book Dance and Amer­i­can Art: A Long Em­brace, presents “Women and Dance” on Dec. 2, and Ar­mitage closes the se­ries with a screen­ing and dis­cus­sion of An­drew Neel’s 2006 doc­u­men­tary about his grand­mother, painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). Each lec­ture be­gins at 10 a.m., and a brown-bag lunch and in­for­mal dis­cus­sion fol­low. Tick­ets, $10 per lec­ture, are avail­able from CCA. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ccas­antafe.org/lan­guage.html.

Lavinia Fon­tana: oil on can­vas

Holy Fam­ily with Saints,

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