“On Point” Explores the Life and Power of Helena Rubinstein

On Wednesday, January 21, on WBUR-FM and public radio stations nationwide, “On Point”’s Tom Ashbrook spoke with guests Mason Klein, curator of the exhibition Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, and Nancy Koehn, historian and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, about Helena Rubinstein’s life and legacy. “Helena corresponded modern art and cosmetics…It was [...]

Eva Hesse: Abstract Expressionist Painter

Earlier this month we marked the anniversary of the birth of Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970). One of the great artists of the 1960s, Hesse’s major sculptural works stand out as singular achievements of that era. At once drawing on Minimalist strategies of repetition and seriality, and pushing nontraditional materials toward [...]

All Rise

The following text was composed by Helène Aylon, whose latest installation will be featured in Reinventing Ritual. She is also participating in two group exhibitions this fall: A Complex Weave: Feminism and Identity at Rutgers University and Women in the Bible: Tricksters, Victors and (M)others at the Jewish Museum of Australia, in Melbourne. Feminism reinvents [...]