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)
Links / articles mentioned
Half the Picture - Brooklyn Museum
Taylor Whitten Brown - Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists? - Artsy
Tiernan Morgan & Lauren Purje - An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” - Hyperallergic
Guerrilla Girls - website
The Dinner Party - Judy Chicago - at the Brooklyn Museum