WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT: Stories from the Permanent Collection

May 20 through August 29, 2021

Alcoa Foundation Gallery

Women at the Forefront: Stories from the Permanent Collection presents artworks by highly influential and successful women in exhibiting, teaching, innovating, advocating, and pioneering. Today, they are household names and their legacies endure. This exhibition highlights the stories of these women through their art and accompanying text, calling attention to their achievements and celebrating the contributions of women through the decades.

Artists in the exhibition include Deborah Butterfield, Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Catlett, Clarice Cliff, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Françoise Gilot, Malvina Hoffman, Käthe Kollwitz, Pauline Palmer, Alice Schille, Esphyr Slobodkina, and others, featured through their paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and ceramics.

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012)
Glory, 1981, bronze
Gift of the Drs. Osbie and Anita Herald Fund


Underwritten by Fifth Third Bank and MICHAEL & PATRICIA WADE.