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Women’s History Month
Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by women artists with exhibitions, events, tours, and more this March at Mia.
Storytelling: Julie Buffalohead
Julie Buffalohead creates visual narratives told by animal characters that have personhood, agency, and individuality. Like all great storytellers, Buffalohead connects the mythical with the ordinary and the imaginary with the real, offering a space to which viewers can bring their own experiences.
Cloth Paper Scissors: Helena Hernmarck Weaves the Everyday
What sparks the artist’s imagination? Helena Hernmarck often finds inspiration in the stuff of everyday life: a letter, admission tickets, paper money, even dry cleaner tags. She contemplates these humble items, scales them up, and weaves them into large tapestries that display her virtuosic skills in photorealism.
Harriet Bart: Artist Books + Works on Paper
Harriet Bart is a nationally prominent conceptual artist whose multidisciplinary work explores themes of commemoration, remembrance, and loss. Books and language lie at the heart of her practice, one informed by an abiding fascination with the personal and collective expression of memory.
Living Clay: Artists Respond to Nature
From the golden age of Japanese ceramics at the turn of the 17th century to the avant-garde movements in the postwar era and up to the present day, Japanese ceramicists have sought inspiration in the natural world. This exhibition highlights the work of more than a dozen living Japanese women clay artists whose primarily nonfunctional works represent diverse evocations of or responses to the natural world.
Recent Acquisitions: Fiber Art at Mia
Showcased here is a selection of fiber artworks acquired over the past five years by Mia’s Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture by Maria Laszkiewicz, Norma Minkowitz, Linda Mendelson, Loretta Pettway, Helena Hernmarck, Olga de Amaral, Ethel Stein, Mary Giles, and others.
Color Woodcuts in the Arts and Crafts Era
Color woodcuts enjoyed a revival during the Arts and Crafts movement, whose leaders believed that one antidote to rampant mechanization was a return to handcraft. Artists in the early 20th century thus began carving, inking, and printing each impression by hand. Half of the artworks in this show are by women artists.
Rachel Breen: The Labor We Wear
This exhibition highlights the relationship among the garment industry, garment laborers, and fashion consumers. In utilizing used clothing to create her installations, Rachel Breen holds us, the consumers of fashion, complicit in the troublesome cycle of garment production and consumption—from dangerous factory conditions to problems caused by textile waste.