Feminist Intervention: Five Objects from the Jewish Museum Collection

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As part of the social media campaign #5WomenArtists, we are highlighting women artists on our blog throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. Drawing on the Jewish Museum collection, Collections Manager Katherine Danalakis has chosen works by Jewish women artists that challenge expectation, inverting tradition to make works all about women. These […]

Five Women Artists in the Jewish Museum Collection

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The Jewish Museum has a rich collection of work by women and a strong history of mounting solo shows of women artists. As an art history student, I remember coming to see exhibitions at the Jewish Museum on artists like Eva Hesse and Louise Nevelson, and powerful female figures from history, like the divine Sarah […]

Can You Name Five Women Artists?

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“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules… that is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler Hans Hoffman once praised his student Lee Krasner by saying her painting was “so good you wouldn’t know it was done by a woman.” Although […]