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Women's History Month

2008 - Women's Art: Women's Vision

     In celebrating Women’s History Month with materials relating to women in the visual arts, it seems appropriate to illustrate something broader than simply displaying monographs on particular artists. The ethnically diverse and historically expansive nature of women in the visual arts goes beyond sampling any individual’s work. What begs to be noted involves, in part, focusing on the international, i.e. Latin American artists, Post-Soviet artists, Africana and Pan-Pacific artists, folk artists, and traditional and avant-garde artists in America and Europe. Addressing the historical expansiveness of women in the visual arts, items were chosen relating to artists during the Renaissance, to early modernists, to contemporary and postmodern women who are not only artists, but are also writers and exponents of what is known as feminist art and art criticism.

-- Clay Vaughan
Hofheimer Art Library
ODU Libraries

Lobby Exhibit Photo

Books Exhibited

Exhibit books from the collection of the Hofheimer Art Library in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Agosin, Marjorie. 1998. A woman's gaze: Latin American women artists. Fredonia, N.Y.: White Pine  Press. NX501.5 .W66 1998    

Baigell, Renee and Baigell, Matthew. 2001. Peeling potatoes, painting pictures: women artists in post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia : the first decade . New Brunswick, N.J.: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and Rutgers University Press. N72.F45 B345 2001      

Bartra, Eli (ed). 2003. Crafting gender: women and folk art in Latin America and the Caribbean. Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press. NK802 .C7 2003

Bloom, Lisa. 2006. Jewish identities in American feminist art: ghosts of ethnicity. New York:  Routledge. N72.F45 B57 2006   

Borzello, Frances. 2000. A world of our own: women as artists since the Renaissance. New York:  Watson-Guptill. N8354 .B67 2000

Butler, Cornelia. WACK!: art and the feminist revolution essays by Cornelia Butler. 2007. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press N72.F45 W33 2007    

Chadwick, Whitney (ed.). 1998. Mirror images : women, surrealism, and self-representation. Cambridge,  Mass.: MIT Press. N8354 .M57 1998

Chadwick, Whitney. 2002. Women, art, and society. London: Thames & Hudson. N8354 .C48 2002   

Chicago, Judy and Edward Lucie-Smith. 1999. Women and art: contested territory. New York: Watson-Guptill.N8354 .C49 1999   

Crown, Carol. 2004. Coming home!: self-taught artists, the Bible and the American South. Memphis, Tenn.: Art Museum of the University of Memphis: Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. N6520. C66 2004

Deepwell, Katy (ed.).  1995. New feminist art criticism: critical strategies. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press. N72.F45N45 1995

Doy, Chen. 1998. Women and visual culture in nineteenth-century France, 1800-1852. London; New York : Leicester University Press. N6847 .D69 1998

Fortnum, Rebecca. 2007. Contemporary British women artists: in their own words: London; New York: I.B. Tauris. N6796 .F67 2007

Foster, Alicia. Tate women artists. 2004. London: Tate Pub.; New York: Harry N. Abrams. N8354    .F67 2004   

Frederickson , Kristen and Sarah E. Webb (eds.). 2003. Singular women: writing the artist. Berkeley:  University of California Press. N72.F45 S55 2003

Grosenick, Uta, Ed. Women artists in the 20th and 21st century. Köln; Los Angeles: Taschen, 2005. N8354 .W653 2005

Guerrilla Girls. 1998. The Guerrilla Girls' bedside companion to the history of Western art. New York:  Penguin Books. N8354 .G84 1998

Hassan, Salah M. 1997. Gendered visions: the art of contemporary Africana women artists. Trenton, NJ.   Africa World Press. N8356.B55 G46 1997

Heller, Nancy. Women artists: an illustrated history. New York : Abbeville Press, 1997. N8354 .H45 1997   

Johnson, Deborah & Wendy Oliver, Eds. Women making art : women in the visual, literary, and performing arts since 1960. New York : Peter Lang, 2001.NX180.F4 W6575 2001

Kahn, Robin (ed.). 1995. Time capsule: a concise encyclopedia by women artists. New York, NY] : Creative Time in cooperation with SOS International. N8354 .T56 1995

LaDuke, Betty. 1991. Africa through the eyes of women artists / by Betty LaDuke; preface by Elizabeth Catlett. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. N7380.L15

Lippard, Lucy R. 1995. The pink glass swan: selected essays on feminist art. New York: New Press.   N72.F45L56 1995

Mathews, Patricia. 1985. Virginia women artists: female experience in art. Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. N8354.V57 1985    

Maurer, Christopher. 2003.  Fortune's favorite child: the uneasy life of Walter Anderson.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. N6537.A48 M38 2003

Meskimmon, Marsha. 1999. We weren't modern enough: women artists and the limits of German modernism. Berkeley : University of California Press. N6868 .M443 1999

Parker, Rozsika. 1981. Old mistresses: women, art, and ideology.   New York: Pantheon Books. N8354 .P37 1981

Pollock, Grisella (ed.). 1996. Generations & geographies in the visual arts: feminist readings.  London; New York: Routledge. N72.F45 G46 1996

Ressler, Susan R., Ed. Women artists of the American West. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2003. N8354 .W657 2003

Schneider, Rebecca. 1997. The explicit body in performance. London; New York: Routledge.   NX180.F4 S36 1997

Through the looking glass: women and self-representation in contemporary art. University Park, Pa. : Palmer Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University, 2003. N7618 .T49 2003

Vescovo, Marisa (cur.) 1998. Figure e forme dell'immaginario femminile.Torino: Quadrante.   N6488.I8T845 1988    

Vigué, Jordi. 2002. Great women masters of art.New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. ND38 .V54 2002

Wadsley, Amanda (comp.). 1992. Domesticity and dissent : the role of women artists in Germany, 1918-1938.Leicester: Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service.   N6868.D65 1992