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The Women’s Museum to Host Exhibit of 25 Women Artists

Three Cronies by Mabel Dwight, 1934

Three Cronies by Mabel Dwight, 1934

Women’s Work: Selected Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Women’s Museum
January 29 to April 11, 2010

Women’s Work: Selected Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, exhibit of 31 prints created by 25 different women artists, will open at The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future on January 29, 2010. Artists represented in this exhibit include New Deal Works Progress Administration artists from the 1930s and 40s, African-American artists and regional printmakers. The diversity of their experiences is reflected in their different styles and subject matters.

These twentieth and twenty-first century women are internationally respected printmakers, artists in a field traditionally dominated by men. In a continuing effort to shed light on the contributions of women artists, The Women’s Museum is proud to be the first institution to show this exhibit, organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. The methods used in creating these prints range from etchings, to lithographs, to woodcuts. This plentiful collection of prints from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts allows the visitor to become aware of these female artists and to learn about the techniques they used to create their works.

Two programs held on January 30, 2010, will explore themes in the exhibit. At 1 p.m., the opening reception, open only to Museum members, will include remarks from Melissa Harshman, one of the artists whose work is displayed in the exhibit. Following the reception, at 2 p.m., Ms. Harshman will lead a hands-on workshop where participants can create their own relief print based on the works in the exhibit. Admission to the workshop is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased on The Women’s Museum’s website at www.thewomensmuseum.org.

The Women’s Museum, celebrating a decade of empowering women in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only comprehensive women’s history museum that chronicles the lives of American women through interactive exhibits. The Women’s Museum is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays). For more information, please visit www.thewomensmuseum.org.

This exhibition is organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Allessandro by Clara Weaver Parrish, ca. 1910-1915

Allessandro by Clara Weaver Parrish, ca. 1910-1915

Three Cronies by Mabel Dwight, 1934

Three Cronies by Mabel Dwight, 1934

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