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DATE 10/31/2022

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DATE 10/1/2022

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DATE 9/27/2022

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DATE 9/26/2022

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DATE 9/22/2022

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DATE 9/22/2022

'Temperature's Rising' — a new oral history of Galaxie 500

DATE 9/22/2022

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DATE 9/19/2022

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

DATE 9/19/2022

Featuring a pull-off poster cover, 'Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight' is a New Release this week!

DATE 9/17/2022

Museum Store of the Month: MFA Boston Shop

DATE 9/17/2022

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DATE 9/16/2022

'Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials' is NEW from Radius Books


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“Recognition” (2020) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/6/2021

The first major survey on octogenarian feminist painter Joan Semmel

“Recognition” (2020) is reproduced from Skin in the Game, the first comprehensive catalog on the influential New York feminist painter Joan Semmel. Published in advance of her October retrospective at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, this long-overdue survey features key paintings alongside rarely seen drawings and collages. “Semmel’s work has in itself always been a mirror—reflecting our own insecurities and fears about bodies, beauty and now aging,” Jodi Throckmorton writes. “In critiques about the overt sexuality in art, music, television, etc., made by women, a fear of women’s freedom is apparent. Women today may not choose to show their sexuality as many feminists in the 1970s had hoped. There remains a divide between the sex celebrated by artists like Semmel and the sex-positive movement that began in the 1980s that has seeped into popular culture today. Much of the divide is centered on the acceptance of pornography and, for Semmel, the way many female artists appropriate the images and symbols pictured in pornography without inquiry into what those images signify. This divide can hinder us from fully understanding the important work that Semmel has done towards the acceptance of female sexuality and better awareness of women’s bodies.”

Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game

Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.





Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!