Posing in front of mosaic tiles and Victorian paintings, sporting handmade outfits like feathered, cotton candy-colored dresses or quarantine-friendly bathrobes, a young woman exposes the misogynistic undertones of art at big-name museums like the National Gallery in London and the Getty in Los Angeles. She stands at about a foot tall with an annotated notecard on a small wooden stick in hand. Her name is Barbie.
Why are there not more recognized women artists in museums? Why are artworks by women—especially native artists who are women—classified as a separate and distinct form? That is, not as art but as craft? “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” goes right to the core of that question.
Tess Taylor, a poet in the Bay Area, undertook the journey once travelled by Dorothea Lange, the extraordinary woman photographer.
“She inspired me as a model of persistence.”
The feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft is best known as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), a pioneering argument for women’s rights. In the 1980s, I, a New Yorker, fought London’s National Portrait Gallery to see that a compelling portrait of Wollstonecraft was finally put on display. Today, the Mary on the Green […]
The Brandywine River Museum’s “Votes for Women: A Visual History” exhibit provides museum guests with an opportunity to reflect on the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Linda Nochlin (1931–2017) was a ground-breaking academic and art historian dedicated to building appreciation for the contributions of women in the arts. The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art have teamed up to present an exhibition featuring Nochlin’s papers and other tokens to celebrate her monumental contributions to art and culture.
The National Museum of African Art’s exhibition “I Am…Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” offers viewers the opportunity to see African experiences in a more intimate and global context.
Susan Rome takes on the role of Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential woman sculptors of the twentieth century, in Theater J’s production of “Occupant.”
Behind the “veil of daily newspapers,” there are real faces of women—as revealed in the exhibition “My Iran: Six Women Photographers” at the Sackler Gallery.
Where now? Where next? These are the questions that come to mind in viewing the National Geographic Society’s “WOMEN: A CENTURY OF CHANGE” exhibit. The display is divided into six themes, thought it also includes the beautiful and haunting image of a green-eyed “Afghan girl” that embodies all of them. Joy is in Amy Toensing’s photo of two […]