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A Woman’s Worth

January 9 - April 30

Free
Abstract oil painting on canvas, featuring a woman with black hair and dark, earthy skin reclined, her lips pursed, eyes closed and limbs folded over each other. A grey sky is interrupted by a wavy-lined green cloud, as well as other abstract shapes.

Inspired by the Feminist Art Coalition’s mission to promote feminist art histories “as a catalyst for discourse and civic engagement” during the 2020 election season and beyond, this exhibition considers the representation of women by male artists from the Renaissance through the twentieth century.

Paintings and prints from the JSMA’s permanent collection explore archetypal ideals of feminine virtues, the objectification of the female form and woman as model and muse. Through the lens of feminist theory, the exhibition reflects on the social and aesthetic values assigned to women when represented as symbolic vessels, anonymous beauties or passive bodies to be manipulated and viewed by male artists and a patriarchal cultural.

Image: Le Corbusier (Swiss-French, 1887-1965). Woman on the Beach, ca. 1930s. Oil on canvas. Widmer Fund Purchase; 1967:3.4

 

Details

Start:
January 9
End:
April 30
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Phone:
541-346-3027
Email:
debbiews@uoregon.edu
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Accessibility
None
Diversity
Women curated
Event Type
Museum, Visual Art
Visitor Info
Online Only

Venue

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Phone:
541-346-3027
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