We Heart: ArtActivistBarbie Taking on Patriarchy in the Art World

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.

Depicting a Century of Change for Women

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 […]