|« Britannica Online is back!||Course Evaluation Time! »|
Art Library exhibit : Women Artists of the 1960s and 1970s
From the Art Library blog:
Share Our Strength! Women Artists of the 1960s and 1970s
Feminism’s ‘second wave’ emerged in the USA at the end of the 1960s. Women were fed up with isolation at home and inferior pay and conditions at work. The emphasis on equal opportunity led women artists to organize against institutional discrimination.
From the early 1970s several exhibitions and publications began the retrieval of knowledge about women artists that had been overlooked in the 20th century. Among them were artist Judy Chicago who created The Dinner Party, one of the most significant works of feminist art. Around the same time, Art Historian Linda Nochlin wrote her groundbreaking article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"
The exhibit in the Diehn Atrium highlights a few of the influential women artists and art historians during the time, including Judy Chicago, Louise Bourgeois and Virginia native Sally Mann.
The exhibit in the Art Library showcases art work by Old Dominion University student Mary-Paige Cannon, and places the work within the context of the feminist art movement.
Take a break and come by to view the exhibits!!