Tag Archives: Feminist Art

Grace Hartigan, Grand Street Brides, 1954, oil on canvas, 73” x 102”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Grace Hartigan, Grand Street Brides, 1954, oil on canvas, 73” x 102”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

They Called Her George

Grace Hartigan exhibited under the name George Hartigan, following in the footsteps of female writers George Eliot and George Sand, so that she would be taken seriously as an artist. She was from the second generation of Abstract Expressionist artists, … Continue reading

Kara Walker, A Subtlety: The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World, 2014, Domino sugar refinery, Brooklyn, Photo by Inhabitat Blog via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Kara Walker’s Sugar Sculpture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Kara Walker, the world-renowned African-American visual artist and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1997, has created a sugar sculpture, entitled A Subtlety, which is on view in the former Domino sugar factory storage shed in Brooklyn through … Continue reading

Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972, Mixed media, 20.3 X 29.8 X 6.9 cm, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkley. Photo by Erika Clugston, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

On Behalf of Aunt Jemima

The Art Minute University: Erika Clugston, a student at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, wrote this post. Betye Saar’s found object assemblage, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972), re-appropriates derogatory imagery as a means of protest and symbol of empowerment … Continue reading

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979, Photo by violarenate, Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution license.

Make the Time: Cindy Sherman at MoMA

From February 26 through June 11, 2012, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host a retrospective exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s highly influential photographs.  For over thirty years, Sherman has photographed herself in various guises and disguises, … Continue reading