July 15, 2016
Colorado Women in Abstraction
This blog shares the important contributions of women in the abstract art movement in Colorado. The exhibition curators share their passion and insight on the topic of unequal representation in the arts. From the Colorado Women in Abstraction exhibition on view July 15 – October 1, 2016. See our YouTube channel for more videos.
“Art history is dominated by men” – Michael Paglia, Art & Architecture Writer
The worldwide art community is examining the role of women in contemporary art and questioning the uneven representation in major exhibitions, publications and sales. Colorado Women in Abstraction focuses on the accomplishments of 32 women artists and their contributions to Colorado contemporary art and is presented in response to the Denver Art Museum exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism. Guest Curator Michael Paglia has an extensive knowledge of artists who have helped develop abstraction in the post-war period and has curated historic works that examine the grater depth of the role of women artists in today’s complex and vast abstract scene in Colorado. Cecily Cullen, Managing Director and Curator at MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, and Hugh Grant, Founding Director and Curator of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, both share their thoughts on the significance of this exhibition along with personal insights from some of the artists. Colorado Women in Abstraction was on view July 15 – October 1, 2016 at the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art.
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