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My 2022 Museum Bucket List (So Far)

Back in January, I started making a list of all the art pieces and exhibitions I want to go see this year. The list has grown to two or three pages already, full of everything from a Raphael altarpiece to an interesting contemporary art-meets-science exhibition about the sense of smell, but I thought that I’d highlight some that deal with women artists and gender here. As 2022 continues, I will doubtless discover more exhibitions, but here are my current top three most anticipated shows!

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I Published a Children’s Book!

I am so excited to announce the release of “26 Women Artists from A to Z” (available here on Amazon). I wrote, illustrated and self-published this book to introduce the important artistic contributions of a range of women artists in an easy, fun way to young readers. Among my fondest…

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“Rosener the Riveter”: The Unsung WWII Photojournalist

“Most of us have heard of the infamous ‘Rosie the Riveter.’ A strong-faced woman flexing her arm in work clothes, her image was made the face of the United States’s home front campaign during World War II. This campaign attempted to boost national morale and encourage U.S. workers and citizens to participate in war efforts like rationing supplies. However, because the country’s eligible men were sent away to war, the US faced a dire shortage of workers in essential industries. They eventually turned to women, as well as other typically overlooked groups…”

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Manet’s Olympia: A Window Into the Diminishment of Black Women in Western Art

“Artists also often depicted black women as fully clothed, intending to signify a body devoid of sexuality—contemporary opinions on the female body would almost align with this rejection of objectification. However, historically, the male gaze canonically favored sensual nudes. Male artists painted clothed black women not to veer away from objectification, but to impress their opinion that black women’s bodies, and therefore all of them, were not worthy of respect and appreciation.”

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Three Trans Artists You Should Know

“Cassils exposes the turbulent history, representation and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community through raw, physical performance art. Working mainly in film, sound and live performance art, they use human bodies in sculptural fashions.”

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Welcome

“… I learned that regardless of what one does, writing is essential. It is key to communication and understanding. It allows us to express ourselves and dedicate ourselves to causes about which we are passionate… Thus, I am eager to incorporate writing into The PurplePrint.”

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