Instructor and artist Pat De Caro recently spoke at the opening of Seattle Art Museum’s Elles: Pompidou — a history-making exhibit of art by women artists working in the century from 1907 to 2007. This exhibit comes to SAM from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which is home of the Musée National d’Art Moderne and houses one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe.
To capitalize on the exhibit — which includes artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Atsuko Tanaka, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle — SAM has created nine additional interrelated shows by women artists. The exhibits explore modern pieces, a retrospective, modern U.S. masters, abstract currents and countercurrents, video, and issue-driven conceptual work. Some of the artists featured include Georgia O’Keefe, Imogen Cunningham, Yayoi Kusama, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Agnes Martin, Ellen Gallagher, Ghada Amer, and many others.
For information on the SAM exhibits, visit Women Take Over: Elles:Pompidou Elles:SAM Elles:Seattle
To see work by Pat De Caro, visit http://www.patdecaro.com/index.html