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In Honor of Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2011

Berthe Morisot, Two Girls, c. 1894. Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 21 1/4 inches. Acquired 1925. Paintings, 1390, French.

We’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day, so proclaimed because women in the U.S. were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920, with a look at some of our favorite women artists in the Phillips’s collection. You’ll see the above work by Berthe Morisot on display in the galleries, along with Helen Frankenthaler‘s Runningscape, several works by Georgia O’Keeffe, and pieces by Dorothy Dehner. Staff favorites include Berenice Abbott, Imogen Cunningham, Jackie FerraraLoren MacIver, Irene Rice Pereira, Alma Thomas, and of course, Marjorie Phillips. Who are some of your favorite women artists?

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  1. August 26, 2011 8:25 pm

    A little list of favorite artists of mine who address/ challenge their female-bodied-ness in their work include Agnes Martin, Joan Snyder, Mary Heilmann, Hilma Klint, Dona Nelson, Roni Horn, Vija Celmins, Eva Hesse, Tanaya Neal, Deborah Grant, Amy Lincoln, Rika Hawes, Dorian Dean and Frida Kahlo.

    Many recipients of Leeway Foundation support in Philadelphia do not identify as female, but do confront gender, identities and media in powerful ways!

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