DIVA Museum How Opera Divas Changed the World! Art.History.Women.Opera.Fashion: 1700-1920


Divas à la Mode



 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum



A Diva's Cabinet of Curiosities



 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


 It's Not Easy Being A Great Opera Diva When . . .

An Illustrated Slideshow of

(Mostly) Heartbreaking Challenges

Faced by Celebrated Women Singers, 1700-1920


Tiaras and Social Change:

The Long and Fabulous

History of the

Queen of Accessories


DIVA Salon:


and Social Change

in Song and Story,



Sample Diva notecard


Diva bibliography


Triumphant Women

8-hour course

Beacon Hill Seminars

3/2015; 3/2016


WGBH-News Diva history interview



About DIVA Museum















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my 8 Diva History Videos










Updates from DIVAS,

OperaHub's feminist play with music premiering June 2018 at the

BCA Plaza Theater and

my ongoing research support for playwright Laura Neill



©Kathleen McDermott

Artist and author