Post critic Blake Gopnik argues that feminism is the most important artistic movement since World War II. Feminism, he writes, made the message matter as much as the medium.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts gives neglected artists their due and, one hopes, other venues a prod.
- Facts & Figures: A brief history of the Women's Museum, on its 20th anniversary.
A progressive young feminist tours the "The Dinner Party" with its iconic creator, artist Judy Chicago.
Can a painting be feminist and sexist at the same time? The Post asked two experts to talk about the work of this provocative international art star with writer Cathryn Keller.
Yoko Ono matters as much today as ever. Read passages from her 1971 manifesto "The Feminization of Society" and you could think she was talking about 2007.
The Post asked art historians Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard to cite some of their feminist favorites on view in Washington.
PHOTOS, left column: Detail of Helena Almeida's "Pintura Habitada" - Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, National Museum of Women In The Arts, Helayne Seidman - For The Washington Post, David Zwirner Gallery - New York, Ken McKay - Courtesy of Yoko Ono, National Portrait Gallery. PHOTOS, right column: The Guerrilla Girls, Helayne Seidman - For The Washington Post, Scott Suchman - Arena Stage
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