February 10 – May 13, 2018
From the press release:
Paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures ranging across four centuries, from 1660 to 2017, will be featured in Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, opening to the public on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The selection presents works by more than thirty women artists including historically important figures such as Marguerite Gérard (1761–1837), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879), Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899), and Mary Cassatt (1844–1926).
Among the numerous highlights is White Flower, a captivating close-up and large still life by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986). White Flower, which was gifted to the College by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller) in 1932, remains the most important modern painting in the Muscarelle permanent collection. O’Keeffe was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts in 1938 from the College.
Women with Vision also offers the opportunity to see art by twentieth-century leaders including Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith while featuring works by cutting-edge contemporary artists: Carole A. Feuerman, Kay Jackson, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Tania Brassesco [and her partner Lazlo Passi Norberto] . Notable recent acquisitions include Barbara Holtz’s allegorical painting Prospects, Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations, and Maria Larsson’s innovative digital collage.