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The Summer of Women

Women artists are featured this summer in Florida! If you are already there or are planning to visit, do not miss this explosion of cultural events highlighting women creators of so many diverse works of art.

The spectacular event “The Summer of Women” began mid- May and runs through September with three major original exhibitions featuring women artists. It’s not to be missed!

In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent (on view through Sept. 18)

A collection of fifty works by this artist (also known as Sister Mary Corita) splashes us with colors and text, allowing us to appreciate the work of this Pop Art pioneer and activist’s calls-to-action for social justice.

Her work had been overlooked by many, until as recently as 2015 when the Andy Warhol Museum showcased a major exhibition of Corita’s work covering 30 years of her career.

Her most well-known work is, without doubt, the famous “Love” that was chosen by the U.S. Postal Service to appear on a stamp purchased more by more than 700,000 customers.

Suddenly Last Summer (on view through Sept. 25) 

This exhibition features three South Florida-based artists: Donna Haynes, Leah Brown and Michelle Weinberg.

Each is given a room within the museum with installations inspired by the hit song by The Motels referring to lost things such as summer love, nature, liberty, daydream and travel, etc.

Resonance/Dissonance (on view through Sept. 25)

A group exhibition featuring video art by women artists from the de la Cruz Collection, including Susanne Winterry, Sarah Morris, Tracey Emin, Aida Ruilova, Dara Friedman and Beatriz Monteavaro. The videos, meant to be provocative, explore the themes of violence, sexuality, body and popular culture.

Where? 

At the Patricia & Phillip Art Museum FIU (affiliated with the Smithsonian) in Miami.

Admission is free - enjoy!

Research and writing: Christiane Théberge

Sister Mary Corita

   

 

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