“I’m every woman, it’s all in me.” -Performed by Chaka Khan, Chaka, 1978
Across time and cultures, women have many identities: they are mothers, domestic partners, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, thinkers, leaders, workers, warriors, artists, lovers, heroes, and legends. Every woman deserves to have her story told. Through an examination of select prints and drawings from the Tucson Museum of Art collection, multiple histories and roles of women are revealed.
Juxtaposing a range of works that depict women from various periods and backgrounds, this exhibition reveals artists’ diverse intentions when representing women. Artists may capture a moment of tranquility or intimacy, honor a family member, or propagandize the female form. In each work of art, they could be idolized or criticized, respected or ridiculed. This exhibition encourages exploration into various representations of women, about who they depict, why they were created, and their significance in today’s world.
This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and curated by Christine Brindza, Senior Curator, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West.