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January 2, 2024
The Theoretical Girls: Women Artists of The Pictures Generation

The 1988 announcement card from a Metro Pictures exhibition featuring eleven successful women artists illustrates the gender diversification that was slowly taking hold in the art world in the 1980s. This demographic shift was especially noticeable amongst the artists associated with the then still unnamed “Pictures Generation” art movement which…

July 26, 2023
Dubbed in Glamour: Creative Women of Downtown NYC, 1980

Some art ephemera ages especially well. One example is this vintage 1980 poster for “Dubbed in Glamour” advertising three nights of performances at the Kitchen in Soho.

November 17, 2022
Search by Theme: Women—LGBTQ—African Diaspora

Explore art ephemera from the final decades of the 20th century, reflecting the heightened self-awareness and demands for political change that shaped the multicultural art world.

February 25, 2021
TEA PARTY AT THE ALGONGUIN HOTEL A Gathering of Women Artists, 1991

In the same celebratory spirit as Great Day in Harlem, the famous group portrait of jazz musicians, Tea Party at the Algonguin Hotel salutes women artists as a newly empowered creative force. This iconic image was created to promote Show of Strength, a benefit exhibition for MADRE, an organization working with women to address humanitarian needs around the…

November 7, 2019
EXHIBITIONS BY WOMEN ARTISTS, 1970s – 90s: Surveying a Collection of Gallery Announcement Cards

One does not usually think of the late 20th century as a great period for women artists, in part because of the Guerilla Girls’ successful poster campaign that revealed how few women exhibited in NYC’s major museums and galleries. Yet a survey of the announcement cards from this period shows…