American Women Artists

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Gibbes Museum of Art presents an ineractive presentation regarding Henriette Charlotte Chastaigner, by Henrietta Johnston. The Gibbes says: "Learners of all ages can explore the life and art of Henrietta Johnston, America's first female artist. Through maps and timelines, kids and adults can trace Johnston's travels from England and Ireland to Charleston." Accessed August, 2015.

Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors' Private Collections, an exhibit at the Bruce Museum September 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The museum says: "Her Crowd will offer a glimpse into the exciting interchange between contemporary artists and their passionate collectors.. Her Crowd will offer the rare opportunity to see what some of America's most influential collectors of contemporary art consider beautiful, important, and compelling. Themes specific to women continue to be of significance: motherhood, food, sexuality; beauty and its discontents; stereotypes of femininity and their undoing; intersections of gender and race. Equally important for Her Crowd is the current powerful resurgence of abstraction in its myriad forms: minimalist patterning, expressive mark-making, and painterly exuberance. Many artists represented in the show traffic in unexpected collisions: of the second and third dimension, of the carefully crafted and the found object, of the concrete and the immaterial. The exhibition is co-curated by Kenneth E. Silver, New York University Professor of Modern Art and Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art, and Mia Laufer, PhD candidate (Washington University in Saint Louis) and Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow." See the press release, artwork images, plus lectures and films, Accessed 10/16

Illinois Women Artists Project website. Accessed August, 2015.

 "Influential Women Artists of the American West in the 20th Century" is a 2018 paper by Alexandra (Mac) Taylor prepared for The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University The document covers the works of 34 prominent women artists with connections to western states. Accessed 4/20

Judy Chicago: The Birth Project is a 2013 exhibit at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Download the 12-page exhibit catalog published by Schmucker Art Gallery, with essay by Francesca DeBiaso (Art History '12), Curator, which says: "The Birth Project grants viewers the unique opportunity to juxtapose very different Birth Project styles together for an enriched understanding of mythologies, folklore and iconography surrounding women and birth. Such graphic and often understated images remind us that in our current political and social spheres, the subject of women's bodies, and by extension their lives and role in society, is still a contentious topic. Feminist art, specifically the contribution of Judy Chicago and The Birth Project participants, demonstrates the desire to use art a means for universal and personal expression. These artists, therefore, had to create the visual and social lexicon to ensure the birth of that freedom." Accessed 10/16.

"Midwest Women Artists 1840-1940: Discovering their Work, Telling Their Stories, Learning from the Past," a symposium held November 7 and 8, 2013 at Bradley Unioversity in Peoria Il. A page on the symposium is posted on the Illinois Wonem Artists Project website. Accessed August, 2015.

National Museum of Women in the Arts website. Accessed August, 2015.

"Painting Ladies: Some Early San Diego Women Artists by Bruce Kamerling" and "Modern Perspectives: Three Women Artists of the 1920s and 1930s" by Bruce Kamerling from the San Diego Historical Society. Accessed August, 2015.

Purdue University's Women Artists of the American West, an online course and interdisciplinary resource which includes essays, including Asian American Artists. Accessed August, 2015.

Three Women/Three Artists/Three Centuries, an exhibit held October 3, 2014 - January 25, 2015 at the Florence Griswold Museum. Includes exhibit brochure with essay by Jeff Andersen, Director of the Florence Griswold Museum. From Florence Griswold Museum. Accessed February, 2016.

Women Artists from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

"Women's Art at the World's Columbian Fair & Exposition, Chicago 1893" from Kathleen L. Nichols, Pittsburg State University. Accessed August, 2015.

"Women Artist Pioneers of New Mexico," by Dottie Indyke, from Collector's Guide. Accessed August, 2015.

"Women of Western Art," by: Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, January 1, 1970, excerpt from An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West [1998 University of Texas Press, Austin ], from Southwest Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Women Out West, blog by Dr. Viki Sonstegard, artist, art instructor, and art historian. Includes biographies of numerous historic western women artists. Accessed December, 2015.

"Where Are All the Famous Women Artists?, An Open Letter to Younger Sisters", by Shelley Esaak, from Accessed August, 2015.

You Go Girl! is a 2015 exhibit at the Heckscher Museum of Art which says: "Working in representational and abstract syles, the artists in You Go Girl! express a wide range of concerns that often mirror those of their male colleagues, while sometimes challenging traditional artistic boundaries and male authority." Accessed 8/18

Zelda by Herself, an exhibit held Feb. - March, 2003 at the Halsey Institute. Includes essay by Eleanor Lanahan. Accessed January, 2015.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art presents a one hour 26 min. video from the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art titled Consider the Difference: American Women Artists from Cassatt to Contemporary, November 18, 2009 by Linda Nochlin, the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. The above video listing contain biographical information courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Accessed May, 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Cambridge Forum partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for Art, Women, and Power (61 minutes) a lecture by Jill Medvedow, director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, in which she discusses the current wave of women artists and trends in the contemporary art world. [March 20, 2002] Accessed May, 2015.


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