NYC: Making Space for Women @ MoMA
At last! It’s high time we acknowledge that the permanent collection in the MoMA is mostly white male artists, and turn out attention to celebrating the talent of women artists, from all over the world.
Abstraction dominates here, between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). There are some big names, such as Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, but we are also introduced to less known artists - something that I find the MoMA always excels at. Don't miss the charming collages of Anne Ryan.
In terms of giving female artists their due, it is certainly a step in the right direction, but the real honor they deserve is to be put in the permanent collection alongside their male contemporaries.
by Sophia Brenninkmeyer - see more reviews
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The MoMA is often said to be the most influential museum of modern art in the world.
It has a serious permanent collection, hitting all the high notes of modern art history – from Van Gogh to Pollock. While the changing contemporary exhibtions push boundaries and cement artistic careers.
Beginning with the European art of the 1880s, the collection contains unparalleled holdings from every ensuing period of art up to the present day. The idea sprung from the minds of three ladies in 1929, primarily by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) and two of her friends, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan. It opened to the public on November 7, 1929, nine days after the Wall Street Crash and it has remained open ever since.