This exhibition showcased the artistic works of 26 women who have produced art since the beginning of the twentieth century. These artists used painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to provide a view of modernity through different perspectives and approaches. They were creators, muses, and purveyors of a social conscience. These exceptional women were not limited to the visual arts, as their expressions also included music, dance, literature, theater and cinema.
Lola Álvarez Bravo (1907-1993), Carmen Antúnez (1900-1981), Angelina Beloff (1879-1969), Rosario Cabrera (1901-1975), Celia Calderón (1921-1969), Leonora Carrington (b.1917), Rosa Castillo (1910-1989) Elizabeth Catlett (b.1919), Olga Costa (1913-1993), Lola Cueto (1897-1978) Andrea Gómez (b.1926), Kati Horna (1912-2000), Elena Huerta (1908-1999), Maria Izquierdo (1902-1955), Sarah Jiménez Vernis (b.1928), Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Rina Lazo (b.1928), Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Fanny Rabel (b.1922), Alice Rahon (1914-1987), Aurora Reyes (1908-1985), Rosa Rolando (1895-1970), Cordelia Urueta (1908-1995), Remedios Varo (1908-1963), Isabel Villaseñor (1909-1953), Mariana Yampolsky (1925-2002)
Dolores Mercado assisted by Tomás Zurián
National Museum of Mexican Art
All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person.
TRAVELING EXHIBITION VENUES
Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City (Mujeres artistas en el México de la Modernidad: Las contemporáneas de Frida July 15 – August 12, 2008)
Additional Exhibition Highlights
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Institute for Museum & Library Services
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
WRTE Radio Arte