The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back

Artifacts/Memorabilia, Prints/Silkscreens
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Editorial Review

‘Guerrilla Girls Talk Back’ at Women’s Museum

By Michael O’Sullivan
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feminist art, as former Washington Post art critic Blake Gopnik wrote, was “the most important artistic movement since World War II.” Part of its impact surely was due to the agitprop of the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous, gorilla mask-wearing group of women artists that drew attention to sexism and racism in the art establishment through a combination of humor and righteous anger.

On Friday, the National Museum of Women in the Arts opens “The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back,” an exhibition focusing on posters and other ephemera produced by the group, as well as two other summer shows, “Susan Swartz: Seasons of the Soul” and “Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs From Tamarind.” On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum will offer gallery talks throughout the day about all three, which run through Oct. 2.