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In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018 Located in the Steele Gallery

In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection showcases nearly 50 twentieth- and 21st-century artworks from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection created exclusively by women.


In an era of contemporary phenomena such as the #MeToo movement, and in light of growing awareness of gender inequality in many contexts, including art museums, this exhibition is an engagement with feminist scholarship that, for decades, has aimed to provide a more complete history of artistic production.

Showcasing an array of styles and media, with works on view by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Faith Ringgold, Erica Deeman, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Marguerite Zorach, and three local artists including Annie Lopez, Angela Ellsworth, and Geny Dignac, this exhibition invites visitors to see these objects in a new light. In the Company of Women creates a new context for some of the Museum’s most iconic pieces, prompting conversations about gender inequality, the systematic exclusion of women from mainstream art circles, and the idea that artistic production must be understood in the context of society at large.


Rebecca Campbell, Jack and Diane, 2004. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan.


This exhibition was inspired in part by the 1976 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition Women Artists: 1550-1950, the first large-scale museum exhibition in the United States exclusively featuring women artists. Curated by renowned art historians Ann Sutherland Harris and Linda Nochlin, Women Artists was revolutionary in the way it utilized the museum setting to explore barriers that women artists have historically faced.

In the Company of Women will be on view from July 7 through August 12, 2018. This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.


Faith Ringgold, The Bitter Nest, Part 1: Love in the School Yard, 1988. Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Stanley and Mikki Weithorn, Consortium of Black Organizations and Others for the Arts; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz Anderman, Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger by exchange.


On view for a limited time, exhibitions present art from across the centuries and the globe, from iconic fashion to Old Master paintings, contemporary photography to historical objects of Asia.


Discover the biographies, histories, and works of featured artists in the Phoenix Art Museum Collection.


Featuring more than 20,000 objects in nine collecting areas, the collection spans many cultures and periods, bringing the world to our city, and our city to the world.


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