“The Museum of Modern Art presents a major exhibition surveying the abstract practices of women artists between the end of World War II and the onset of the Feminist movement in the late 1960s. Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction features approximately 100 works in a diverse range of mediums by more than 50 international artists. By bringing these works together, the exhibition spotlights the stunning achievements of women artists during a pivotal period in art history. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Making Space includes works that were acquired soon after they were made in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as many recent acquisitions—including a suite of photographs (c. 1950) by Gertrudes Altschul (Brazilian, born Germany. 1904–1962), an untitled sculpture (c.1955) by Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), and an untitled work on paper (c.1968) by Alma Woodsey Thomas (American, 1891–1978)—that reflect the Museum’s ongoing efforts to improve its representation of women artists. Nearly half the works are on view at MoMA for the first time.” — MoMA
Installation views of Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 15-August 13, 2017. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photos: Jonathan Muzikar.
Making Space is organized by Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.
Images courtesy The Museum of Modern Art.