Co-presented with the National Jewelry Institute, Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, and wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. The exhibition features a runway of original attire—much of it created by the most important designers of their times—and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close. The exhibition features such celebrated New York women as Mrs. Cornelius Whitney Vanderbilt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bella Abzug, Babe Paley and Barbara Walters, as well as women from the arts, including Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, and Lauren Bacall.
Seductive Subversion: Women of Pop Art examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art, Oct 15-Jan 2 at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. In recovering important female artists, the show expands the canon to reflect more accurately the women working internationally during this period. The exhibition features more than 50 artworks by Chryssa, Niki de Saint Phalle, Rosalyn Drexler and Joyce Wieland, among others.
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, occupies White Columns through Oct 23. The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was pivotal in New York AIDS and gay activism in the late 1980s. Tracing the history of the movement, this exhibition examines the printed graphics and other visual media created by some of the artist collectives that populated it, including Gran Fury, Silence = Death Project, Gang, DIVA TV and fierce pussy.