In the spring of 2018, the Muscarelle Museum of Art presented Women with Vision, a milestone exhibition in anticipation of the 100-year anniversary of the first women students admitted to the College of William & Mary. The exhibition, recreated here for Virtual Muscarelle and for the 100 Years of Women celebration at William & Mary, featured paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures ranging across four centuries, from 1655 to 2017, by more than thirty women artists sharing their unique vision.  Additional works by women artists from the permanent collection are presented online to further honor the contribution women have made in the arts.

 

Women with Vision presents the opportunity to see art by historically important artists such as Marguerite Gérard, Julia Margaret Cameron, Rosa Bonheur, Suzanne Valadon and Mary Cassatt. Twentieth-century leaders include Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith.

 

Georgia O’Keeffe and John Stewart Bryan, president of William & Mary, in academic procession. Times Wide World Photos, Washington Bureau Cheek Papers, University Archives, William & Mary Libraries

Among the numerous highlights is White Flower, a captivating close-up and large still life by Georgia O’Keeffe gifted to the College by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. In 1938 – just twenty years after the arrival of the first women students at the College – William & Mary granted O’Keeffe an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.

 

Also represented in Women with Vision are cutting-edge contemporary artists, including Tania Brassesco, Carole A. Feuerman, Kay Jackson, Alison Saar and Kara Walker. Notable recent acquisitions include Barbara Holtz’s allegorical painting Prospects, Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations, Maria Larsson’s inventive digital collage, and Doreen Reid Nakamarra’s Aboriginal Dreamtime story.

 

By and large, women artists have often been overlooked in the greater canon of art history. Many of the women artists in this exhibition faced prejudice and social barriers as they worked to receive recognition for their accomplishments. We are honored to showcase these remarkable achievements by women artists as we commemorate the twenty-four pioneering women who enrolled at the College as “firsts” in 1918.

 

Original exhibition: February 10 – May 13, 2018

 

Virtual exhibition launched in August 2018 to coincide with William & Mary’s year celebration and commemoration of the first women students admitted to the College in 1918.

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This list is ordered chronologically (according to creation date).
= This piece is part of the online/virtual exhibition only.




ELISABETTA SIRANI 

Italian, 1638 – 1665

Rest during the escape into Egypt (Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto), c. 1655
Etching and aquatint
Sheet: 7 5/8 x 8 1⁄2 ins. (19.5 x 21 cm); Image: 6 5/8 x 7 1/8 ins. (16.8 x 18.2 cm)

Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2012.133




MARY BEALE 

English, 1633 – 1699

Mary II (1662 – 1694), when Princess of Orange, 1677
Oil on canvas
On Loan from Henry and Dixie Wolf




MARGUERITE GÉRARD 

French, 1761 – 1837

Portrait of a couple (Les Expéditeurs), c. 1792
Oil on panel
Panel: 16 1/4 x 12 7/8 ins. (41.3 x 32.7 cm)
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment 2016.002




ANNE ALLEN after JEAN-BAPTISTE PILLEMENT 

[1728 –1808] English, 1749/50 – 1808

Chinese Arabesque with man kneeling beneath a Double-roofed tent, 1798
Etching from two plates inked à la poupée on a blue tinted, white laid paper
Sheet: 10 x 9 ins. (25.4 x 23.1 cm); Plate: 7 3⁄4 x 5 1⁄2 ins. (19.8 x 13.9 cm)

Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2016.222




ROSA BONHEUR 

French, 1822 – 1899

 Cow, n.d.
Pencil on paper
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 5 3/4 ins. (7.2 x 14.5 cm)

Bottom: The Waterfall, n.d.
Pencil on paper
Sheet: 8 x 10 ins. (20.3 x 25.4 cm); Image: 5 3/8 x 7 7/16 ins. (13.7 x 19.0 cm)

Gift of Ralph H. Wark
1984.003; 1982.010




JULIA MARGARET CAMERON 

English, 1815 – 1879

A Study of The Cenci, 1870
Albumen print
Support: 11 3/8 x 9 1/2 ins. (29.4 x 24.2 cm); Image: 8 3/4 x 7 ins. (22.2 x 17.8 cm)

Gift of Joseph C. French, Jr.
2017.120




MARY NIMMO MORAN 

American, 1842 – 1899

Solitude, 1880
Etching
Sheet: 9 x 12 1/4 ins. (22.9 x 31.0 cm); Image: 5 5/8 x 7 1/2 ins. (14.3 x 19.7 cm)

Gift of Christian Vinyard
2011.097




CATALINA (LINA) ZUNIE 

American Indian, 1862 – 1949

Water jar, c. 1890
Earthenware, polychrome
Gift of Burt Meyers in memory of his mother, Mrs. Sallie Key Meyers

2017.085




MARY CASSATT 

American, 1844 – 1926
Left: Nurse and Baby Bill (No. 2), c. 1889 – 1890
Soft ground etching and aquatint
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 7/8 ins. (32.0 x 25.1 cm); Image: 8 5/8 x 5 1/2 ins. (21.9 x 14 cm)
Anonymous gift
2001.015

Right: Margot in a Floppy Bonnet (No. 3), c. 1903 – 1904
Pencil on paper
Sheet: 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 ins. (28.9 x 20.0 cm); Image: 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 ins. (22.2 x 15.6 cm)
Purchase, Joseph & Margaret Muscarelle Art Endowment Fund
2001.014




SUZANNE VALADON 

French, 1865 – 1938
Adèle preparing the Tub and Ketty with arms raised (Adèle préparant le Tub et Ketty aux bras levés), 1905
Soft-ground etching with drypoint on cream wove paper
Sheet: 16 5/8 x 12 ¼ ins. (42.2 x 31.2 cm); Image: 10 5/8 x 9 ¼ ins. (27 x 23.5 cm)
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2012.157




KÄTHE KOLLWITZ 

German, 1867 – 1945
Left: Memorial for Karl Liebknecht, 1919 – 1920
Woodblock print on thick Holland wove paper
Sheet: 19 x 23 ins. (48.2 x 58.5 cm); Image: 14 x 19 ins. (35.6 x 49.5 cm)

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Purchase, the Ralph and Doris Piper Lamberson Memorial Endowment Fund
2008.220

Right: Self-Portrait, 1923
Woodblock print
Sheet: 9 3/16 x 7 5/8 ins. (23.4 x 19.5 cm); Image: 5 15/16 x 6 13/16 ins. (15.1 x 17.3 cm)

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard France
1997.107




BLANCHE LAZZELL 

American, 1878 – 1956
Abstraction, 1929
Watercolor and pencil
Sheet: 9 x 5 7/8 ins. (22.8 x 15.9 cm)
© Estate of Blanche Lazzell
Purchase, Museum Acquisition Fund and Jean Outland Chrysler Memorial Fund
1984.002




GEORGIA O’KEEFFE 

American, 1887 – 1986

White Flower, 1932
Oil on panel
Panel: 16 x 20 ins. (40.7 x 50.8 cm)

© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, ARS
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
1934.007




ANNA E. MELTZER 

American, 1896 – 1976
Alexander Brook's Art Class, Art Students League, 1936
Oil on canvas
11 3/4 x 15 3/4 ins. (29.9 x 40.0 cm)
© artist or artist’s estate
Gift of Gene A. (W&M 1952) and Mary A. Burns
1998.032




AUGUSTA SAVAGE 

American, 1892 – 1962
Lift Every Voice and Sing, c. 1939
White metal cast with black patina
10 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 4 ins. (27.4 x 24.2 x 10.2 cm)
© artist or artist’s estate
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2016.233




LENA GURR 

American, 1897 – 1992
Pitchers and Bottles, n.d.
Oil on hardboard
25 x 31 ins. (63.5 x 78.8 cm)
© artist or artist's estate
Gift of Jean Outland Chrysler
1973.437




BEULAH STEVENSON 

American, 1890 – 1965

Rhythm with Three Guitars, 1952

Oil on canvas

36 3/8 x 30 1/4 ins. (93.4 x 76.8 cm)

© artist or artist's estate

Gift of Jean Outland Chrysler

1973.436




MARGARET BURROUGHS 

American, 1917 – 2010
Black Venus, 1957
Linoleum cut on imitation Japan paper

Sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 3/4 ins. (47.3 x 37.5 cm); Image: 14 x 11 1/8 ins. (35.6 x 28.3 cm)

© Estate of Margaret Burroughs
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2016.234




VIVIAN DEPINNA 

American, 1883 – 1978
Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas
51 x 69 ins. (129.6 x 175.3 cm)
© artist or artist's estate
Gift of Jean Outland Chrysler
1973.455




JOAN MITCHELL 

American, 1926 – 1992

Untitled, 1959 – 1960

Screenprint

Sheet: 14 1/4 x 19 9/16 ins. (36.1 x 49.6 cm)

© Estate of Joan Mitchell

Purchase, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Art Endowment Fund

1994.003




LEE KRASNER 

American, 1908 – 1984
Composition, 1960
from the Peace Portfolio I
Lithograph
20 7/8 x 25 13/16 ins. (53.1 x 65.7 cm)
© 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of William and Sue Anne Bangel
1991.209




PITSEOLAK ASHOONA 

Canadian, 1904 – 1983
Woman and dogs, 1967
Engraving
Sheet: 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 ins. (32.8 x 25.1 cm); Plate: 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 ins. (19.7 x 15.0 cm)
© artist or artist's estate
Gift of Sheila Ellis
1982.132




IRIS YOUVELLA NAMPEYO 

American Indian (Hopi), b. 1944
Nampeyo Pot, c. 1970
Ceramic with glazes
© artist or artist’s estate
The Matthews Collection
1999.016




ISABEL BISHOP 

American, 1902 – 1988
Students, 1971
Oil on panel
29 1/8 x 40 1/4 ins. (73.9 x 102.2 cm)
© Estate of Isabel Bishop
Purchase, Gene A. (W&M 1952) and Mary A. Burns Art Acquisition Fund
1997.116




LOUISE NEVELSON 

American, 1900 – 1988

Untitled, 1973

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Silkscreen

Sheet: 12 1/16 x 9 ins. (30.7 x 22.9 cm); Image: 10 5/16 x 7 9/16 ins. (26.2 x 19.2 cm)

Purchase, The Jean Outland Chrysler Memorial Fund

1988.066




MARLENE JACK 

American, b. 1948

Platter, 1977
Raku-fired stoneware
4 x 18 x 18 ins. (10.2 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)

© Marlene Jack

Purchase, Acquired with funds from the Gene A. and Mary A. Burns Bequest

2012.003




LILA PELL KATZEN 

American, 1932 – 1998

Priapos, 1980

Stainless steel

6 3/4 x 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 ins. (17.1 x 32.0 x 7.9 cm)

© artist or artist’s estate

Gift of Gertrude Perrin

1987.033




ALICE NEEL 

American, 1900 – 1984

John, c. 1980

Color lithograph

Sheet: 27 1/2 x 21 1/4 ins. (72.8 x 53.7 cm); Image: 24 x 19 1/4 ins. (60.5 x 48.5 cm)

© Estate of Alice Neel

Gift of Lenore Sue Kent

1980.022C




PAT STEIR 

American, b. 1940
Kyoto Chrysanthemum, 1982
Color woodblock print
Sheet: 16 3/8 x 21 5/8 ins. (41.6 x 54.8 cm); Image: 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 ins. (37.0 x 51.5 cm)
© Pat Steir
Purchase, Museum Purchase Funds
1997.104




JENNIFER LOSCH BARTLETT 

American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1987
from the suite From Rhapsody
Sugar lift, aquatint, and spit bite over a photo-etching on BFK Rives paper
Left: Sheet: 12 1/16 x 11 15/16 ins. (30.7 x 30.4 cm); Plate: 11 15/16 x 11 3/4 ins. (30.4 x 29.9 cm)
Middle: Sheet: 11 15/16 x 12 1/16 ins. (30.4 x 30.7 cm); Plate: 11 13/16 x 11 15/16 ins. (30.0 x 30.4 cm)
Right: Sheet: 11 7/8 x 11 15/16 ins. (30.2 x 30.4 cm); Plate: 11 13/16 x 11 7/8 ins. (30.0 x 30.2 cm)
© 2018 Jennifer Bartlett
Purchase, Jean Outland Chrysler Memorial Endowment Fund
1994.188A; 1994.188B; 1994.188C




JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH 

American Indian, b. 1940

Tourist Season, 1988
Acrylic and pastel on paper
30 x 40 ins. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)

© Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Purchase, Museum Purchase Funds

1997.103




GUERRILLA GIRLS 

American, active since 1985

Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?, 1989

from the Portfolio Compleat 1985 – 2012

Offset lithograph on poster stock

11 x 28 1/8 ins. (28 x 71.3 cm)

© Guerrilla Girls and courtesy of guerrillagirls.com

Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2017.121,24




MARLENE DUMAS 

South African, b. 1953
A Long Silence, 1989
Lithograph
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 17 1/2 ins. (50.5 x 44.4 cm); Image: 9 3/16 x 9 7/8 ins. (25.8 x 25.1 cm)
© Marlene Dumas
Maria Herman Lania Print Collection; Gift of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman
1991.090




ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN 

American, b. 1947
White Lines, Late 1980s – early 1990s
Oil on canvas
42 1/8 x 42 1/8 ins. (107.0 x 107.0 cm)
© artist or artist’s estate
Gift of Alan Wallach and Phyllis Rosenzweig
2011.101




KENOJUAK ASHEVAK 

Canadian, b. 1927
Women Speak of Spring Fishing, c. 1991
Lithograph
Sheet: 22 1/4 x 30 ins. (56.4 x 76.2 cm); Image: 18 7/8 x 25 11/16 ins. (48.0 x 65.2 cm)
© Kenojuak Ashevak, courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts
Purchase, Museum Acquisition Fund
1992.001




HUNG LIU 

American, b. 1948

Raising the Red Lantern, 1992 – 1993
Oil on canvas
90 x 60 1/8 ins. (230.8 x 154.2 cm)

© Hung Liu
Purchase, Gene A. (W&M 1952) and Mary A. Burns Acquisitions Fund

1996.085




JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE 

American, b. 1951

Maya Angelou, 1993
Silver print with hand coloring
Sheet 20 1/8 x 15 1/4 ins. (51.2 x 38.7 cm); Image: 10 5/8 x 10 1⁄2 ins. (26.9 x 26.6 cm)

© Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2015.027




MIRIAM SCHAPIRO 

American, 1923 – 2015

In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee, 1993

Color lithograph
22 1/2 x 30 1/8 ins. (57.2 x 76.5 cm)

© Miriam Schapiro

Museum Purchase
2000.022




NANCY SPERO 

American, 1926 – 2009

Acrobat, 1994

Color screenprint

12 1/16 x 7 13/16 ins. (30.7 x 19.9 cm)

© Nancy Spero

Maria Herman Lania Print Collection; Gift of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman

1996.076




ROSE PECOS-SUN RHODES 

American Indian (Jemez Pueblo), b. 1956
The Storyteller on a Navajo Theme, c. 1995
Ceramic
6 3/4 x 7 x 7 ins. (16.6 x 17.7 x 17.7 cm) [irreg.]
The Matthews Collection
© artist or artist’s estate
1999.017




KARA WALKER 

American, b. 1969
You Cannot Win, 1995
Ink wash and graphite on white wove paper
35 ¼ x 23 ins. (89.5 x 58.4 cm)
© 2018 Kara Walker
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2013.004




FAITH RINGGOLD 

American, b. 1930
The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996
Color lithograph
22 1/2 x 30 ins. (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Faith Ringgold © 1996
Museum Purchase
2000.023




BEVERLY BUCHANAN 

American, 1940 – 2015
Cabins at State College (S.C.), 1997
Oil pastel on paper
60 1/4 x 45 ins. (152.0 x 114.3 cm)
© Beverly Buchanan
Purchase, Gift of Alfreda Beresford Topping Lowe
1997.102




BETTY HAHN 

American, b. 1940

Chamisa, 1997
Four color lithograph and photogram
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 15 1/4 ins. (51.2 x 38.7 cm); Image: 15 1/4 x 12 1/4 ins. (30.0 x 31.0 cm) [irreg.]

© Betty Hahn
Gift of the Artist in Memory of Diana Okon
2014.042




AMALIA MESA-BAINS 

American, b. 1943
Plants of Mourning, Remembrance of Things Past, 1997
Digital print on Arches Aquarelle
Sheet: 30 x 22 1/4 ins. (76.2 x 56.5 cm); Image: 25 7/8 x 20 ins. (65.8 x 50.9 cm)
© Amalia Mesa-Bains
Purchase, the Michael Darren Kelm Memorial Fund and the Kelm-Malis Family
2000.020




ANA MARIA PACHECO 

Brazilian, b. 1943

Study for St. Sebastian II, 1998

Drypoint

49 5/8 x 40 1/2 ins. (125.9 x 102.8 cm)

© Ana Maria Pacheco / Pratt Contemporary Art Ltd

Gift in honor of Dr. Aaron H. De Groft by Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, Houston, Texas

2015.048




BETYE SAAR 

American, b. 1926

The Fire Next Time: Blow Top Blues, 1998
Color lithograph, hand coloring, and collage
Sheet: 27 1/8 x 22 1/2 ins. (68.9 x 57.15 cm); Image: 27 1/8 x 22 1/2 ins. (68.9 x 57.15 cm)

© Betye Saar; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY
Purchase, Thomas W. & Lolita Gayle Memorial Fund
2001.030




DOREEN REID NAKAMARRA 

Australian Aboriginal, 1955 – 2009

Untitled, early 2000s

Acrylic on canvas

24 ¾ x 48 3/8 ins. (62.7 x 122.7 cm)

© Doreen Reid Nakamarra and Papunya Tula Artists

Gift of the Thaddeus W. Tate Jr. Revocable Trust

2017.016




HELEN GARBER 

American, b. 1976
Dan, 2000
Oil on panel
48 x 36 ins. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
© artist or artist’s estate
Gift of James M. Vaseleck, Jr. and Henry M. Cochran III
2008.024




NAN GOLDIN 

American, b. 1953
Untitled (for Cookie Mueller), 2000
from the portfolio 1989
Chromogenic print (C-print)
© artist or artist's estate
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2012.077




KAY JACKSON 

American, b. 1952

Endangered Species: Sea Horse, 2000
Gold leaf and tempera on gessoed wood
25 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 9 ins. (64.7 x 21.5 x 22.8 cm)

© Kay Jackson
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2014.007




CINDY SHERMAN 

American, b. 1954

Untitled (for Mark Morrisroe), 2000

Chromogenic print (C-print)

Sheet: 20 1/16 x 24 3/16 ins. (51 x 61.5 cm); Image: 11 1/8 x 15 3/8 ins. (28.2 x 39.1 cm)

© Cindy Sherman

Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2012.083




LAURIE SIMMONS 

American, b. 1949
Untitled (for Jimmy de Sana), 2000
from the portfolio 1989
Chromogenic print (C-print), Crystal archive type
Sheet: 24 x 20 ins. (61 x 50.8 cm); Image: 10 x 6 ins. (25.4 x 15.2 cm)
© Laurie Simmons
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2012.084




KIKI SMITH 

American, b. 1954

Untitled (for David Wojnarowicz), 2000

Etching with aquatint, spitbite, and sugar lift on Hahnemühle paper

Sheet: 24 3/16 x 20 1/8 ins. (61.4 x 51 cm); Image: 23 ½ x 19 3/8 ins. (59.6 x 49.2 cm)

© Kiki Smith

Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment

2012.085




JOYCE TENNESON 

American, b. 1945

Dame Judi Dench, 67, 2000
Archival pigment print
Sheet: 21 1/8 x 24 1/4 ins. (53.7 x 61.6 cm); Image: 15 x 20 1/4 ins. (38.1 x 51.4 cm)

© Joyce Tenneson

Gift of Sumit Agarwal and Madhushree Goenka (MBA, Class of 2005)
2016.267




HUDA LUTFI 

Egyptian, b. 1948

Living Mummies, 2001
Acrylic on canvas, over diptych
Top: 13 3/4 x 19 7/8 ins. (34.9 x 50.5 cm); Bottom: 13 3/4 x 19 7/8 ins. (34.9 x 50.5 cm)

© Huda Lutfi

Gift of the artist

2002.003 A&B




BARBARA HOLTZ 

American, b. 1924

Ascension: Prospects, 2002

Oil on paper
80 3⁄4 x 61 1⁄4 ins. (205.3 x 155.4 cm)

© 2015 Barbara Holtz

Gift of the artist
2017.088




ALISON SAAR 

American, b. 1956
Lost Boys, 2008
Etching with hand-applied ribbon threaded through Rives BFK wove paper
Sheet: 30 x 40 3/4 ins. (76.2 x 103.5 cm); Plate: 23 7/8 x 35 7/8 ins. (60.8 x 89.7 cm)
© Alison Saar
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2017.001




TANIA BRASSESCO & LAZLO PASSI NORBERTO 

Italian, b. 1986 and 1984
Left: The Black Hat, 2010
Durst Lambda print on Kodak Endura E mat paper
Sheet: 27 1⁄2 x 40 1/8 ins. (69.6 x 101.8 cm); Image: 26 x 38 1⁄2 ins. (66.1 x 97.8 cm)

Right: Pel & Ploma, 2010
Durst Lambda print on Kodak Endura E mat paper
Sheet: 27 1⁄2 x 53 ins. (70.0 x 134.6 cm); Image: 26 x 51 3/8 ins. (66.0 x 130.5 cm)
© Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2013.009; 2013.008




CAROLE A. FEUERMAN 

American, b. 1945
Left: Miniature Diver maquette, 2013
Plaster with marble base
25 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 9 ins. (64.7 x 21.5 x 22.8 cm)

Right: Miniature Diver, 2013
Bronze and gold leaf with marble base
Object with base: 24 x 11 x 9 ins. (60.9 x 20.3 x 22.8 cm); Base: 8 x 9 ins. (20.3 x 22.9)
© Carole Feuerman
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2013.043; 2013.044




JULIE BUFFALOHEAD 

American Indian, b. 1972

Unravel, 2014
Lithograph on Kozo Shi wove paper
30 1/8 x 67 1⁄4 ins. (76.5 x 170.7 cm)

© Julie Buffalohead
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment 2017.002




JUDITH GOLDEN 

American, b. 1934

Children in Mexican Masks I, 2014
Hand-colored Polaroid scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art torchon paper with archival inkjet
Sheet: 11 x 8 1/2 ins. (28.1 x 21.8 cm); Image: 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 ins. (12.1 x 9.2 cm) [irreg.]

© Judith Golden

Gift of the artist
2014.031




MIWAKO NISHIZAWA 

Japanese, b. 1964
College of William & Mary, 2015
Woodblock print
Sheet: 25 15/16 × 13 1/16 in. (65.88 × 33.18 cm); Plate: 23 15/16 × 11 1/16 in. (60.8 × 28.1 cm)
© artist or artist’s estate
Anonymous Gift
2015.046




SHAN GOSHORN 

American (Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation or the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)), b. 1957
Laying the Foundation, 2016
Arches watercolor paper splints printed with archival ink, acrylic paint, gold foil
32 x 8 1/2 ins. (81.2 x 21.6 cm)
© Shan Goshorn
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2016.214




MARIA LARSSON 

Swedish, b. 1970

Repercussus Introrum (Echoed Within)
from the series Tenebris Corpus, Dark[o]ness Embodied, 2016 – 2017
Archival pigment print

© Maria Larsson
Gift of the artist
2018.001




DEBBIE CLASHIN 

American Indian, b. 1969

Untitled, 2017

Earthenware, polychrome

6 1/4 x 13 1/8 x 43 ins. (15.9 x 33.3 x 109.2 cm)

© artist or artist’s estate

Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.

2017.039




SUE JOHNSON 

American, b. 1957
Top: Arrival, 2017
from the Up the Down Escalator: Dishing Duchamp series
HD metal print (dye sublimation) on aluminum
18 x 32 ins. (45.7 x 81.2 cm)

Bottom: Armory Show, 2017
from the Up the Down Escalator: Dishing Duchamp series
HD metal print (dye sublimation) on aluminum
18 x 32 ins. (45.7 x 81.2 cm)
© Sue Johnson
Gift of the artist
2017.089; 2017.090


This list is ordered chronologically (according to creation date).
= This piece is part of the online/virtual exhibition only.


Statistics & Facts

    In February 1918, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the enrollment of women students at William & Mary. This effort was championed by two powerful advocates:  President of the university Lyon G. Tyler and Richmond resident Mary-Cooke Branch Munford.

    Blanche Trevilian Moncure was the first woman librarian at W&M, serving from 1899 – 1902. Today, women hold jobs at the College in every department. (A Brief History: Inching Toward Co-Education)

    The first women students were housed in the newly constructed Tyler Hall (now the Reves Center). Activities were organized along strict gender lines and women founded their own leadership organizations and sports teams. Presently, more women are enrolled at W&M than men.

    Georgia O’Keeffe was granted an honorary degree from William & Mary in 1938 and an exhibition of eight paintings by the artist were installed in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall in conjunction with the May 7th commencement.  In 2001, Muscarelle Museum of Art Curator Ann Madonia and then Director Bonnie Kelm, re-created the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe in Williamsburg to honor the artist’s first public exhibition in the south.

    2017 marked the 50th Anniversary of African American Students in Residence to the College; they were Lynn Briley, Janet Brown and Karen Ely. The first Asian American woman, Hatsuye Yamasaki, was admitted in 1937.

    Dr. Katherine A. Rowe is the first woman President in the 325-year-old history of William & Mary.  She was sworn in as William & Mary’s 28th president by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam during a ceremony in the Wren Building on July 2, 2018.

    Suzanne Valadon was the first woman painter to be admitted to the prestigious Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1894.

    Since the early 20th century, women have played a significant role in building art collections and museums including three women – Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller – who founded the Museum of Modern Art in 1929 and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1930.  Modern art collector Peggy Guggenheim, instrumental in the founding and opening success of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, exhibited the first all women modern arts exhibition in 1943.  Other important women collectors, philanthropists and academicians, such as Saidie Adler May, Edith Halpert, and Zora Neale Hurston helped create some of the most influential collections and exhibitions in the twentieth century.

    Käthe Kollwitz, considered one of the best printmakers of the 20th century and last great practitioner of German Expressionism, is the only woman artist to have two museums dedicated to her memory – the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne and the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Berlin which opened in 1985 and 1986 respectively.

    Today, 51% of artists are women but their work makes up only 3–5% of major museum permanent collections. (National Museum of Women in the Arts)  The Muscarelle Museum of Art collection numbers close to 6,000 works of art; works by women artists number just over 400.

    Between 2007 – 2013, there were 590 major art exhibitions hosted by approximately 70 US institutions. Only 27% were devoted to women artists. (National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Art Newspaper)

    In 2014, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 sold for $4.4 million dollars, making it the highest value work by a woman artist sold at auction [over four hundred million dollars less than the auction record for Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which sold in 2017 for $450.3 million, overriding the previous record of $179.4 million for a work by Picasso]. (artnet News, New York Times)

 





VIRTUAL TOUR

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Virtual Tour Help


Simply click inside the Virtual Tour viewport and drag your mouse to the left or right (or up and down) to look around the virtual rooms.

To view a clearer image of a piece, click the image marker in close proximity to the piece. Most image markers are placed on the right of the piece, a few are placed below. Some images have copyright restrictions that prevent us from displaying a hi-res image.

To view the label corresponding to a piece: click the label marker in close proximity to the piece. Most label markers are placed beside an image marker . Briefly hovering over most label markers will trigger the artist’s name and the title of the piece to display.

Throughout your tour, click the arrows pointing to the right (or up ) to advance to the next set of interactive pieces. To return to the previous set of pieces, click arrows pointing left .

At any point in your tour you can simply to scroll the full webpage down and click the button labeled “Exit the Virtual Tour” (below the Virtual Tour viewport).

At the end of the tour there is a icon. This will return you to the exhibition “lobby”. Clicking the icon will start the tour over.

Enjoy!



MIRIAM SCHAPIRO | In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee (detail), 1993 | © Miriam Schapiro | 2000.022

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