A group to discuss Women in the Arts.
The essay analyzes a contemporary Indian feminist performance, Thoda Dhyaan Se (A Little Carefully, 2013), by framing it in the spatial ecosystem of the city of Delhi and explores its engagement with the feminist movement and the national imaginary of India. It examines the workings of the cultural economy of the city to discuss the effect of its…[Read more]
This review examines Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin’s book Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts, published by Rutgers University Press in 2018.
Christina Spiker deposited Nostalgic Femininity / From Flowers to Warriors: Japanese Woodblock Prints in the St. Catherine University Archives & Special Collections in the group Women in the Arts on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
The prints featured in this exhibition are all products of the Meiji period (1868–1912), a time of massive cultural and institutional transformation in Japanese culture. The era is characterized by rapid westernization brought about after the opening of Japanese ports in 1854 and the subsequent restoration of the Meiji Emperor in 1868. The p…[Read more]
This essay examined the relationship between P&D and feminism in American contemporary art. It was part of the exhibition catalogue for the 2018-2020 exhibition “Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise,” co-organized by the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Ludwig Forum) and the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna (mumok) and…[Read more]
While male illustrators including Alberto Vargas (1896–1982), George Petty (1894–1975), and Gil Elvgren (1914–1980) are synonymous with the field of early-twentieth-century pin-up art, there were in fact several women who also succeeded in the genre. Pearl Frush (1907–1986), Zoë Mozert (1907–1993), and Joyce Ballantyne (1918–2006) each establi…[Read more]
This short piece discusses the recent work of Canadian artist Allyson Mitchell.
This brief article considers “9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966,” an exhibition organized by the independent curator Catherine Morris for the List Center for Visual Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from May 4 – July 9, 2006.
This article briefly reviews two concurrent exhibitions of Eva Hesse’s art, one at The Jewish Museum (“Eva Hesse: Sculpture,” May 16-September 17, 2006) and one at The Drawing Center (“Eva Hesse: Drawing,” May 6-July 15, 2006).
I’m prepping a new graduate seminar for autumn on the historiography of women in American music, broadly construed. We will use local and online primary source collections, but I also want to make sure we get into key readings in the field, both as examples of excellent history and a variety of different methods/approaches. Would anyone like to…[Read more]
Ok, so I know I said I would not start the discussion until Tuesday but I just came across this article in the Arts and culture section of the NYT about new work from the artist Kara Walker and I just could not resist. Please feel free to read and respond at your leisure. I will definitely post a few (I hope) thought provoking comments by or…[Read more]