What's Going On: A Plethora of Options

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, edited by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin. Merrell/Brooklyn Museum, 304 pp., $54.95. Exhibition catalogue for a show at the Brooklyn Museum through July 1; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Sept. 12-Dec. 9.

Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by Cornelia Butler, edited by Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Museum of Contemporary Art and MIT Press, 512 pp., $55.95. Catalogue for the show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles through July 16; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Sept. 21-Dec. 16; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, February-June 2008; Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, Oct. 4, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009.

Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle, by Kathleen Pyne. University of California Press, 339 pp., $34.95. Catalogue for the exhibition "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle," Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 21-Jan. 13; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Feb. 9-May 4, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, May 24-Sept. 28, 2008.

Italian Women Artists From Renaissance to Baroque. National Museum of Women in the Arts and Skira Editore, 271 pp., $42. Catalogue for the exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts through July 15.

Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators, edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard. Forthcoming catalogue for an exhibition curated by Broude and Garrard at American University's Katzen Art Center, Oct. 27 through Jan. 27.


The Dinner Party, From Creation to Preservation, by Judy Chicago. Merrell, 308 pp., $49.95.

Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist, by Gail Levin. Harmony Books, 485 pp., $29.95.

Women, Art, and Society. Fourth Edition, by Whitney Chadwick. Thames & Hudson, 528 pp., $24.95.

After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal and Sue Scott (May 2007). Prestel Publishing, 320 pp., $39.95. The rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures: Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero, Elizabeth Murray, Marina Abramowicz, Judy Pfaff, Jenny Holzer, Ann Hamilton, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Shirin Neshat, Ellen Gallagher and Dana Schutz.


Visions in Feminism, a conference at American University, is set for April 28, with workshops in feminist networking, a panel on sex work, a talk on faith and reproductive rights and more. The keynote speaker is Elaine Brown, an author and former member of the Black Panther Party. $15 (includes a vegan/vegetarian-friendly breakfast and lunch). 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. American University, Ward Circle Building, first floor, Nebraska and Massachusetts avenues NW. For information, visit http://www.visionsinfeminism.org or call 202-885-2981. In conjunction with the conference, Visions in Feminism hosts an event that night at the Warehouse Next Door with musical performances by Brown, Mess Up the Mess, Mass Movement of the Moth and others. Proceeds benefit Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive. $6. 8 p.m. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-3933.

The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning play (above) about a feminist art historian. Ellen Karas stars as Heidi Holland and Tazewell Thompson directs. Through May 13 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$66. 202-488-3300.

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