We are very pleased to use the Aldrich Museum for the purpose of presenting the talents and the works of women who have been little recognized, and we hope it will offer them an opportunity for increased presentation in the future.
At the time of this exhibit, Larry Aldrich had agreed for some time with women artists that museums and art galleries have, by and large, overlooked their talents, and have discriminated against them, consciously and unconsciously, by not presenting one-woman show sof their work or including them in many of the important group exhibitions, certainly since the end of World War II, and even within the past ten years. Notable exceptions, of course, are Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Marisol, Lee Bontecou, Sue Fuller, Agnes Martin, and a few others. These women achieved recognition only through extraordinary talents, extreme hard work, and great courage. Their professional roads were often made unreasonably rough by gallery and museum personnel.
Curated by Lucy R. Lippard
Artists: Cecile Abish, Alice Aycock, Cynthia Carlson, Sue Ann Childress, Glorianna Davenport, Susan Hall, Mary Heilmann, Audrey Hemenway, Laurace James, Mablen Jones, Carol Kinne, Christine Kozlov, Sylvia Mangold, Brenda Miller, Mary Miss, Dona Nelson, Louise Parks, Shirley Pettibone, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Reeva Potoff, Paula Tavins, Merrill Wagner, Grace Bakst Wapner, Jacqueline Winsor, Barbara Zucker