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.
“The Art of Equal Pay: The Campaign to Close the Wage Gap in the Visual Arts” is Pred’s year-long initiative—launching on Equal Pay Day, March 31—calling for women artists to raise their prices over the next year to close the gender wage gap for visual artists.
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 […]
Live Dangerously, on display now at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is a breathtaking challenge of the possibilities—representing the female image freed from constraints of artistic history with its traditional display of women as part of the scenery.
Judy Chicago’s exhibition “The End,” now opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, showcases an artist’s confrontation with the difficult subjects of aging and death.
While U.S. women average more than four hours of unpaid labor in their homes and in their communities each day, U.S. men are only clocking a little more than half that amount, according to studies from senior gender expert Lucina Di Meco, Williams College Professor of Economics Lucie Schmidt and other experts. This is just one of […]
Portraits of survivors, hung as banners, lined the walkway of Alfred University’s Academic Alley in 2018 during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and again during new student orientation.
Marilyn Artus is crossing the country this summer to honor the upcoming centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with a defiant act of patriotism—remixing the American Flag in collaboration with other artists with the goal of turning it into a piece of feminist art.
We’ve previously discussed the groundbreaking exhibit “Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900.” I think there’s more to the story.