With the reopening of the MFA Boston on 26 September comes another chance to see this major display of some 200 works by 20th-century women artists in the museum’s permanent collection (until 3 May 2021). Including key figures in modern American art history such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Sheila Hicks and Joan Mitchell, as well as lesser-known names, the installation aims to challenge the usual narratives of modernism and postmodernism. Highlights include Alice Neel’s portrait of the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin. Find out more from the MFA’s website.
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Deer’s Skull with Pedernal (1936), Georgia O’Keeffe. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New
Linda Nochlin and Daisy (1973), Alice Neel. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; courtesy David Zwirner; © The Estate of Alice Neel
Chamonix (c. 1962), Joan Mitchell. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ubi Girl from Tai Region (1972), Loïs Mailou Jones. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust
Bamian (1968), Sheila Hicks. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Sheila Hicks
Untitled #282 (1993), Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston