The Fine Art of Aging

July 20, 2016 by Stacia Friedman

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By Stacia Friedman

“Better she should learn how to cook for her husband than make like Picasso,” Hilda’s relatives said. To her credit, Hilda never turned on the stove. And she never stopped painting.

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‘The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men’

June 30, 2016 by Eleanor Foa Dienstag

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By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

For centuries, the male gaze has dominated how women have been depicted in art. This exhibition, in which 32 prominent female artists focus their gaze on men, aims to correct that age-old imbalance.

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A Memorial Day Parade and the Making of Art

May 29, 2016 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

I loved photographing the schoolchildren in the Memorial Day parade, when recognition of a parent in the crowd-filled sidewalks initiated a loss of composure and a squall of wildly waving hands.

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Riding the Sensational SeaGlass Carousel

October 30, 2015 by Ruth J. Katz

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By Ruth J. Katz

Step inside the Nautilus-shaped glass-and-steel pavilion that encircles The Battery’s strange and wonderful new merry-go-round and choose the creature you want to ride. No prancing horses here, but rather, frolicking fish—gossamer, sorbet-hued, whimsical versions of real sea life.

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

October 5, 2015 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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Art and Awareness: the Making of ‘Intimate Transgressions’ — Part 3

September 24, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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Suzanne Russell, who writes about art and groundbreaking artists for Women’s Voices for Change, recently sat down with the curator and one of the artists from the new exhibition ‘Intimate Transgressions,’ which features twenty-two artists from around the world responding to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror.

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Art and Awareness: the Making of ‘Intimate Transgressions’ — Part 2

September 16, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell, who writes about art and groundbreaking artists for Women’s Voices for Change, recently sat down with the curator and one of the artists from the new exhibition ‘Intimate Transgressions,’ which features twenty-two artists from around the world responding to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror.

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Art and Awareness: the Making of ‘Intimate Transgressions’ — Part 1

September 9, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

‘Intimate Transgressions’ is a multimedia exhibition of twenty-two artists from around the world responding to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror.

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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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