36 | Half the Picture with Carmen Hermo

36 | Half the Picture with Carmen Hermo

What is art history without the inclusion of female artists? Or minority artists? My guest explains why a complete picture of history is impossible when you only view it through the male lens. Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and co-curator of Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Carmen Hermo.

Carmen talks with me about the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (up through March 31, 2019) the themes that are still relevant today, how we grapple with it and try to do better moving forward. With Artsy writing just last week that “A study found that 85% of artists in U.S. museum collections are white, and 87% are male,” the exhibit seems timelier than ever.

Cover image - Betty Tompkins (born Washington, D.C., 1945). Apologia (Artemesia Gentileschi #4), 2018. Acrylic on paper, 11 × 8 ½ in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund and Robert A. Levinson Fund, TL2018.10. © Betty Tompkins. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)


Guerrilla Girls in  Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection , August 23, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Installation View. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

Guerrilla Girls in Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, August 23, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Installation View. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

Judy Chicago (American, born 1939).  The Dinner Party , 1974–79. Ceramic, porcelain, textile, 576 × 576 in. (1463 × 1463 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. (Photo: Donald Woodman)

Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). The Dinner Party, 1974–79. Ceramic, porcelain, textile, 576 × 576 in. (1463 × 1463 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. (Photo: Donald Woodman)



37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn

37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn

35 | Dan Gilroy on Velvet Buzzsaw

35 | Dan Gilroy on Velvet Buzzsaw