Joanne Stamerra. “Erasing Sexism from MOMA” in Womanart, v. 1, n. 1 , Summer 1976, p. 12–13. Digital Image © 2009 MoMA, N.Y.
  • Mezzanine, Education and Research Center

This exhibition of material from The Museum of Modern Art Library, the Museum Archives, and the Museum’s collection documents feminist critique of art institutions from 1969 to the present. Artists bring a particular sensibility to activism; as these documents show, feminist artists of the late twentieth century mobilized intellect, principle, material skills and, often, considerable wit to create powerful public communications, from printed matter to videos to Happenings. The diverse documentation on view is organized to reflect the movement’s focus in five areas—theory and debate, art-historical revisionism, publishing, exhibiting, and actions and interventions—with the broader goal of situating the feminist future in the context of the feminist past.

Organized by Jennifer Tobias, Librarian, Collection Development, The Museum of Modern Art Library

Support is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Licensing of MoMA images and videos is handled by Art Resource (North America) and Scala Archives (all other geographic locations). All requests should be addressed directly to those agencies, which supply high-resolution digital image files provided to them directly by the Museum.

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