Girls In Slacks: Women Artists From The Reading Public Museum

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5-7 PM

The title of this exhibition is borrowed from a small drawing by Isabel Bishop (American, 1902-1988), who is best known for depicting working women in the 1920s and 1930s. Following Bishop's interest in progressive representations of gender and sexuality, this exhibition considers how women artists challenged conventions and faced issues of sexism, racism, and identity in their work. On display are works by artists Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945), Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988), Françoise Gilot (French, 1921-2023), Adrian Piper (American, b. 1960) and Lorna Simpson (American, b. 1960), among others, on loan from the Reading Public Museum.