The NMWA Gives a Shout Out to Overshadowed Artist Wives
This weekend I visited Washington DC, and of course art was on my agenda. I checked out the Renwick Gallery which had a great show called “Connections,” and The National Museum of Women in The Arts. The latter had a super impressive show called “She Who Tells A Story,” which featured a multitude of photographs from Arab women photographers. Their side of the story and depiction of both daily life and extreme struggle was breath taking, and warrants a much longer and well thought out think piece than this blurb here. That article is to come! In the meantime, I thought it was interesting that the museum put the work of Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning next to each other. Both women are the wives of supper famous artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, respectively, and I always thought they were overshadowed by their husband’s drama/the fact that he was a man. I liked seeing them here next to each other, as if sticking together to say yes, we’re great artists too.