Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Don't Miss This!

Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque
through - July 15, 2007

In celebration of its 20th year, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will host the ground breaking exhibit Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque. This exhibition brings together paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by prominent women painters, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, Giovanna Garzoni and Elisabetta Sirani and presents them within a historical context. It will examine the position of women artists as second-class citizens, the economics of art production, and the cultural context both within Italy and beyond the country’s borders. Ultimately, it will address the ways in which these artists overcame "the conditions of their sex," to leave behind a fascinating visual legacy.

Artists' Sketchbooks and Illustrated Diaries: Exploring the In/Visible
through - July 15, 2007
Curated by Krystyna Wasserman, NMWA’s curator of book arts, the exhibition will include 21 works by 14 artists from the United States, Argentina and Spain. The works span the 18th-century to present day and include works by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Irene Rice Pereira.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
202-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

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