Through Her Eyes: Women Artists from Woodmere’s Collection

01/13/2024
08/25/2024

About the Exhibition

This small exhibition is part of (re)FOCUS, a citywide festival recognizing women artists and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1974 festival FOCUS: Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts. The 1974 festival included exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations, and was one of the first large-scale surveys of the work of contemporary American women artists. Like it's predecessor, (re)FOCUS 2024 takes place at a number of visual arts institutions.

The show, on view in the Stairwell Gallery through August 25, 2024, features works of art by Cecilia Beaux, Selma Hortense Burke, Susette Inloes Schultz Keast, Anne Minich, Sarah Miriam Peale, Ellen Powell Tiberino, and Alice Kent Stoddard.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Patricia Likos Ricci, Distinguished Professor of the History of Art at Elizabethtown College will present her lecture Feminist Focus: Fifty Years of Women's Art in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. on January 13th.

Image caption: Untitled [Woman in a Gold Dress], date unknown, by Sarah Miriam Peale (Museum purchase, 2020)