June 26, 2010 - December 12, 2010
This Girl Bends explores the connections between art and feminism through sculpture, video, photography, and prints spanning the past 50 years. Themes include: sexual politics, re-visioning history, the body, and the role of media culture in shaping gender identity. The exhibition features over 20 objects from the museum’s collection, including work by Lynda Benglis, Patty Chang, Ed Kienholz, Glenn Ligon, Ana Mendieta, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero. This Girl Bends also highlights Kerry Stewart’s sculpture of the same name, a recent gift by Patricia and Frank Kolodny, P ’01, on view for the first time at the museum.
Organized by Rebecca Shaykin, Curatorial Assistant, M.A., Class of 2009.