Mothers of Invention

A linked Index

Although my ongoing series on Mothers of Invention includes a number of powerful artists, I feel it's important to include links to many other exhibitions I've written about, all showing the work of artists whose work deserves to be seen. Time constraints do not allow me to physically migrate all the posts from my archival blogs to here, but I can provide you with the links to get you to them. I'll add to this list over time.

Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936-Present

Currently at Baker Art Museum, Naples, Florida

Touring through International Art & Artists, exhibition will end at Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Conn., in 2023

Click here to view catalog

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in Politics

Museum of the City of New York, 2018

Art and artifacts from the enduring struggle for equality

Pictured: Rene Lynch, Women's March Poster, 2017

This One's For You! Dedicated to Women Everywhere

DM Contemporary, New York City, 2017


A 2010 roundup of shows in New York City, including Anne Truitt, Betty Woodman, Mark Frank, Kiki Smith, Lee Bontecou, Shirtaz Houshiary, Frances Barth

The Female Gaze

A 2009 show at Cheim & Read in New York City, in which 40 female artists turn the conventional male gaze inside out. Here there's pleasure in equality versus the longstanding idea of power over passivity.

Daughters of the Revolution: Women and Collage

A 2009 group show at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York City, that spans two generations of Feminism

Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now

In this 2010 exhibition at MoMA, curated from the museum's collection, the "alternative" is art by women. It was a powerful show, which I covered in two parts

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