NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Keynote Speaker at the Women’s Luncheon

Monday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
The Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
Celebrate women, art and education in our community at the 14th annual Women’s Luncheon on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Held at the Taubman Museum of Art, guests will enjoy the galleries during an opening reception, then a seated meal where two women in our community will be honored for their monumental contributions to the arts. A keynote presentation from an exhibiting artist in our galleries will round out this special afternoon.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Katherine J. Parkin

In conjunction with our 2018 banner exhibit, DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles, this year’s speaker will be Katherine J. Parkin, Professor of History at Monmouth University and author of Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving and Fixing Cars.

Parkin will address key themes in her book that illuminates the social impolications of how we-in American culture-have positioned the experience of buying, driving and fixing cars (for men vs. women) in advertising, pop-culture, and literature-really how this messaging has influenced social norms in our society.

Published in August 2017, the book has received national acclaim and is winner of the Emily Toth Award for best book in feminist pop culture, 2018.

Find out more about the event and the Taubman Museum.


AUGUST 9, 2018

“Dr. Katherine Parkin Presents: “Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars”

Thu Aug 9th 7:00pm – 8:00pm (CDT)
Lane Motor Museum702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

“Join us for a talk presented by Dr. Katherine Parkin, Professor of History at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She has written extensively on US Women’s, Social, and Cultural History. Her first book, Food is Love: Food Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America, was awarded the Emily Toth Award for best book in feminist popular culture in 2006. Her newest book, Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars, was published October of 2017, and also won the Emily Toth award.

Learn more about this interesting lecture by reading this lengthy excerpt from her book as it was published on the Hemmings Blog.