A group to discuss Women in the Arts.
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]