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CWA Picks for July–August 2011

posted by Christopher Howard — Aug 16, 2011

Each month, CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts produces a curated list, called CWA Picks, of recommended exhibitions and events related to feminist art and scholarship in North America and around the world.

The CWA Picks for July–August 2011 shine invigorating spotlights on two momentous forces that supported and inspired international artistic developments in the twentieth century: the Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone, and the writer and impresario Gertrude Stein. The Jewish Museum in New York hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Cones’ stunning collection of modern art, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco focuses on the Stein’s life and legacy.

If in New York, CWA also suggests viewing a new multichannel video work by Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery and taking a journey around the world via Ruth Gruber’s photographs at the International Center of Photography. Elsewhere, The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back is a recommended exhibition of newly acquired prints, multiples, and ephemera at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and Claude Cahun’s comprehensive retrospective at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, addresses issues in feminist scholarship and turning points in the understanding of the female artist.

Check the archive of CWA Picks at the bottom of the page, as several museum and gallery shows listed in previous months may still be on view or touring.

Image: Claribel Cone, Gertrude Stein, and Etta Cone sitting a table in Settignano, Italy, June 26, 1903. Baltimore Museum of Art. Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collection, CG.12 (photograph provided by the Baltimore Museum of Art)

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