Feminizing Permanence

features forty historical and contemporary artworks by forty women artists from the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art’s permanent collection. 

The recontextualized works explore a wide range of themes while collectively speaking to the underrepresentation of women artists in the permanent collections of museums across the country. The exhibition recognizes the contributions of women in the arts and their shared journey toward parity. Feminizing Permanence is a collaboration with Saint Mary's College of California, Department of Art professor, Dr. Hossein Khosrowjah, and the students of the Issues in Modern Art course in Fall 2019. 

Featuring artists: Alice Brown Chittenden/ Anna Kingwatsiak/ Anna Klumpke/ Annie Harmon/ April Funcke/ Barbara Kasten/ Bertha Lum/ Bertha Stringer Lee/ Beth Van Hoesen/ Carrie Anderson/ De Ann Jennings/ Diane Rosenblum/ Dody Weston Thompson/ Elaine de Kooning/ Elizabeth Emerson Keith/ Elizabeth Ginno/ Elizabeth Norton/ Georgia Crittendon Bemis/ Helen Hyde/ Helen Katharine Forbes/ Isabelle Percy West/ Jane O’Neal/ Jessica Dunne/ Judy Dater/ Karen Truax/ Kenojuak Ashevak/ Laurie Brown/ Linda Simmel/ Linna Vogel von Fogelstein Irelan/ Marion Palfi/ Mary DeNeale Morgan/ Mary Elizabeth Parsons/ Mary Herrick Paxton Ross/ Napachie Pootoogook/ Nikki Basch Davis/ Pam Glover/ Pitseolak Ashoona/ Robin Kandel/ Sonya Rapoport/ Suda House.

Feminizing Permanence is organized and curated by April Bojorquez with curatorial assistant Kate Perdue. 

In light of circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Feminizing Permanence is temporarily closed to the public. We encourage you to explore the exhibition remotely through the image galleries, selected works, program videos,  + digital materials linked below. 

press release


Related Happenings: 

Opening Reception on Thursday, February 20

Postponed: Third Thursday | Celebrating Women in the Arts on Thursday, March 19 | 5-8 p.m.