When Women’s Bodies Get Censored on Facebook: An Artist Responds

August 26, 2015 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

In my portraits, the personal and the political are interlaced: they involve risk through a literal baring of self, expose the vulnerabilities of aging, and explore with humor and pathos, how I as an older woman exist and navigate as unnoticeable in an urban environment.

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The Tao of Friendship

July 21, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

An important part of our relationship has always been sharing ideas about art. As an artist and friend, Patty Hudak understood when I suddenly stopped making physical artwork in order to focus on giving free legal and social support to refugees in Denmark. She was one of the few people who understood that creating solutions to problems in individuals’ lives was similar to creating paintings or other art objects.

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The World of Frida Kahlo

July 7, 2015 by Eleanor Foa Dienstag

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By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

Now through November 1, a wonderful and unique exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden is celebrating the visually rich world of Frida Kahlo’s home, garden, and art—with a strong accent on the garden.

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Father’s Day: Words, Words, Words

June 19, 2015 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

After his massive stroke, my father sat in his wheelchair, frantically scribbling in a notebook. Utterly frustrated, he scratched out on crumpled, stained paper: I USED TO BE O.K. . . . I AM A RETIRED ARCHITECT. Witnessing this encounter, I felt ineffable heartbreak

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Björk at the Museum of Modern Art: Come Fall in Love

April 21, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

Even if you don’t enjoy listening to Björk’s otherworldly music as you are cooking dinner or running in the park, you owe it to yourself to try to appreciate one of the most original pioneers of contemporary culture alive today.

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CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 23, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

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NANA POWER: The Extraordinary Art of Niki de Saint Phalle

November 18, 2014 by Toni Myers

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By Toni Myers

Niki de Saint Phalle was a tireless fighter for women’s issues through her art—indeed, she was the first artist to make women her focus in such a way. Unique in the art world, her uninhibited style has wowed people everywhere. She wanted to bring joy, humor, and color into everyone’s life, and she succeeded brilliantly.

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The World According to Weber: the Thrill of Seeing

August 5, 2014 by Nancy Weber

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By Nancy Weber

At the “Thrill of Seeing” exhibition: Look at the Miró-esque palette, the soft edges, in the Albers! Note the Albers-ish geometric riff on the right in the Miró! Can it be that these two beauties were created an ocean away from each other, three and a half decades apart? Zowie!

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Fashion Friday: The Beautiful Marriage of Jewelry and Photography

May 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The exhibition “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) demonstrates that the pairing of the two art forms produces objects that are ambitious in their meaning and go way beyond the aesthetic. It’s not simply a brooch with a photo in it. It is more likely a brooch with an incredible narrative and history behind it.

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Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job

April 1, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.

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Women in Art: Sandy Gellis—the Contemporary Sorceress

March 18, 2014 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

Sandy Gellis is one of the pioneer women artists to utilize water, earth, air, and light as her palette. She investigates the indispensable primary elements of life by transforming the mysterious “unseen” to the germinating “seen.”

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Days of Their Lives: Louise Fili, Always Elegantissima

January 14, 2014 by Mariam Aldhahi

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By Mariam Aldhahi

By borrowing from the form of vintage Italian signs and advertisements, graphic designer Louise Fili maintains an elegant, classic feel that manages to ignite nostalgia in even the most devout modernist.

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Wednesday 5: Women On View in 2014

January 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you our picks of the top five 2014 exhibitions featuring phenomenal women in art.

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Lost and Found: What I Discovered at Summer School

November 5, 2013 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell is an artist, writer, and activist-lawyer who has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 25 years. Over the years she’s shared her passion for the arts with us via a mosaic of art reviews, interviews, and artist profiles. But, as is the case with many of us who choose to spend time taking care of others—family, community, colleagues—Suzanne tells us here that she came close to being disconnected from herself, until she found that self in summer school.

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Cartoonist Nicole Hollander: Step into Her Parlour

October 22, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

The feisty feminist was sparked into moving her books, furniture, and artwork into the Lillstreet Art Center, in Chicago, after a friend told her, “I want to sit in your living room all by myself and just look at your things.” Hollander thought, “Maybe someone else would, too.”

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