Heroines of Abstract Expressionism and FEM
November 14, 2020 – April 25, 2021
Great art by women will filled the Museum with three, simultaneous exhibitions which opened November 14, 2020. Beginning with an intimate gallery of masterworks by Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Camille Claudel, it moves on to a major private collection featuring the “9th Street Women” and then to some of the leading artists of our own day, including Lynda Benglis and Kara Walker, with works that are fresh out of the studio. The roster of major artists includes Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson and other trailblazers of Abstract Expressionism, the most exciting movement in American art history. These highlights are all from an extraordinary private collection brought together by Richard P. Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield, among the world’s top collectors of Contemporary art.