“Post-War Women” Exhibition

The Art Students League of New York

poster for “Post-War Women” Exhibition
[Image: May Stevens "War Room" (1968) gouache and ink on paper, 22-7/8 x 34 in. © May Stevens; Courtesy of the artist, RYAN LEE Gallery, New York and Beth Rudin DeWoody]

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Post-War Women is The Art Students League’s first exhibition to explore the vital contributions of alumnae on the international stage. Post-War Women challenges the misperception that great art produced by women artists is somehow an exception rather than the rule. Curator Will Corwin investigates the history of innovative art academies like The League that promoted democratic ideologies, which in turn created artistic opportunities for women of all social classes. This ground-breaking exhibition features over forty artists active between 1945-65, tracing the complex networks these professional women formed to support one another and their newfound access to art education. Post-War Women presents work by some of the prominent artists of the 20th Century like Louise Bourgeois and Helen Frankenthaler, but more importantly it calls out the women who were not credited enough: Mavis Pusey, Kazuko Miyamoto, Olga Albizu and Helena Vieira da Silva – challenging a new generation of visitors and art students to KNOW YOUR FOREMOTHERS.

Featured Artists:
Mary Abbott
Berenice Abbott
Olga Albizu
Janice Biala
Isabel Bishop
Nell Blaine
Regina Bogat
Louise Bourgeois
Vivian Browne
Elizabeth Catlett
Elaine De Kooning
Dorothy Dehner
Monir Farmanfarmaian
Helen Frankenthaler
Perle Fine
Judith Godwin
Terry Haass
Grace Hartigan
Carmen Herrera
Eva Hesse
Faith Hubley
Lenore Jaffee
Gwendolyn Knight
Lee Krasner
Blanche Lazzell
Marguerite Louppe
Lenita Manry
Mercedes Matter
Kazuko Miyamoto
Louise Nevelson
Charlotte Park
Joyce Pensato
Irene Rice Pereira
Mavis Pusey
Faith Ringgold
Edith Schloss
May Stevens
Yvonne Thomas
Maria Viera da Silva
Lynn Umlauf
Merrill Wagner
Joyce Weinstein
Michael West



from November 02, 2019 to December 01, 2019

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