Women in Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acknowledges Gertrude Stein’s Collaboration with the Nazis

In early March, we published an entry extolling the magnificent exhibition of the Stein collection currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Steins Collect”). One glaring omission in the Met’s curating of the exhibition was how the collection managed to survive the Nazis’ decimation of Europe’s art collections, particularly those belonging … Continue reading

“Women of Achievement in the Early Republic”: National Portrait Gallery, through September 13, 2013

In keeping with our goal of highlighting exhibitions featuring women and women artists who created lasting legacies in eras when all odds were against that ever happening, we feature this exhibition currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Entitled “A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of … Continue reading

National Museum of Women in the Arts Presents Women Artists from French National Collections

National Museum of Women in the Arts: “Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections” on view through July 29, 2012. In keeping with its mission to rediscover and celebrate women artists of the past and demonstrate their continued relevance, NMWA presents Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, … Continue reading

Retrospective of the Work of Berthe Morisot at the Musée Marmottan Monet, through July 1, 2012

[Press Release, Musée Marmottan Monet, February 2012]  From 8 March to 1 July 2012, the Musée Marmottan presents the first major retrospective of the work of Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) to be held in Paris for almost half a century. One hundred and fifty paintings, pastels, watercolours and drawings in red chalk and charcoal, from museums and … Continue reading

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Power, Glory and Passions of a Female Painter, The Musée Maillol, March 14 – July 15, 2012

Artemisia: Pouvoir, gloire et passions d’une femme peintre . The paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi (on show at the Musée Maillol from March 14 to July 15) are so expressive you can practically smell the blood and sweat. They also portray women as assertive beings, capable of giving themselves over to both crime and pleasure (often both at the same … Continue reading

Joyeux Anniversaire, Rosa Bonheur!

Rosa Bonheur (March 16, 1822 – May 25, 1899) was a French animalière,  realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter, she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais (in French: Le labourage nivernais, le sombrage), which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The painting depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day! We salute five great women artists: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Artemisia Gentileschi, Chakaia Booker, Olga De Amaral and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate five great women artists:  Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Artemisia Gentileschi, Chakaia Booker, Olga De Amaral and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, covering 500 years of art history. Self-portrait with Two Pupils Marie Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818) and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond (died 1788) Adélaïde Labille-Guiard  (French, Paris 1749–1803 Paris) Date: 1785 … Continue reading

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acknowledges Gertrude Stein’s Collaboration with the Nazis

In early March, we published an entry extolling the magnificent exhibition of the Stein collection currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Steins Collect”). One glaring omission in the Met’s curating of the exhibition was how the collection managed to survive the Nazis’ decimation of Europe’s art collections, particularly those belonging … Continue reading