Pioneers, Influencers, and Rising Voices: Women in the Collection

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Mar 7 2020 - May 29 2022

In observance of the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting some women the right to vote, this installation is drawn from the High Museum’s collection and features artworks made exclusively by women. 

Artists represented include some of the most influential voices of the past fifty years, such as Kiki Smith, Lorna Simpson, and Shirin Neshat; midcareer artists such as Won Ju Lim and Chantal Joffe; emerging  artists such as Jamian Juliano-Villani and Ella Kruglyanskaya; and Atlanta-based artists Annette Cone-Skelton and Rocío Rodríguez. 

Whether exploring the multidimensionality of installation art, refashioning Minimalist forms and strategies, or challenging male-dominated social hierarchies, the selected works are inspired by or  related to feminist concerns, which were advanced by the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Concerns that still persist today
include voter suppression strategies that seek to disenfranchise people from participating in the democratic process.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

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