Friday, March 20, 2009

Mary McFadden: Goddesses / Picturing Progress: Hungarian Women Photographers

March 20, 2009 - August 30, 2009

Mary McFadden: Goddesses juxtaposes fashion with cultural studies and ancient history, inviting viewers to explore the relationship between traditions of the past and styles of the present. On view are more than 40 major works from McFadden's haute couture collections and many stunning examples from her personal jewelry collection, along with traditional ethnographic textiles and clothing collected by the designer during her world travels.


Picturing Progress: Hungarian Women Photographers,1900-1945
March 20, 2009 - July 5, 2009

At the turn of the 20th Century, photography afforded Hungarian women their first legitimate opportunity to become artistic professionals. This exhibition focuses on the work of Hungarian women photographers during the tumultuous years between 1900 and 1945, a transitional period that witnessed unprecedented growth in educational and career opportunities for women. Hungarian women artists, inspired by the success of their counterparts in America, eagerly took advantage of their newfound freedoms by pursuing careers in photography and by training at prestigious institutions in Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, and Paris.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970

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