In the Company of Women
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
July 7, 2018 to August 12, 2018
In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection showcases nearly 50 twentieth- and 21st-century artworks from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection created exclusively by women. In an era of contemporary phenomena such as the #MeToo movement, and in light of growing awareness of gender inequality in many contexts, including art museums, this exhibition is an engagement with feminist scholarship that, for decades, has aimed to provide a more complete history of artistic production.
Showcasing an array of styles and media, with works on view by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Faith Ringgold, Erica Deeman, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Marguerite Zorach, and three local artists including Annie Lopez, Angela Ellsworth, and Geny Dignac, this exhibition invites visitors to see these objects in a new light. In the Company of Womencreates a new context for some of the Museum’s most iconic pieces, prompting conversations about gender inequality, the systematic exclusion of women from mainstream art circles, and the idea that artistic production must be understood in the context of society at large.