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CAS Museum 2007 Fall Claiming

Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators

November 2007 to January 2008

The Claiming Space exhibition showcases nineteen founders of the Feminist Art Movement in America, emphasizing their large-scale, innovative, and politically confrontational pieces of the 1970s. For these artists, claiming physical space was an empowering act, a metaphor for asserting the political and cultural identity that had been denied to women in the public arena. Co-curated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, themselves pioneering feminist scholars and AU professors.

(Top left) Betsy Damon
Betsy Damon as The 7,000 Year Old Woman
Street performance, New York, 1977
Artist's collection

(Top right) Faith Ringgold
The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967
From the American People series (1963-67)
Collection of Faith Ringgold
Courtesy ACA Galleries