"She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York" curated by Jessica Bell Brown at Gracie Mansion beginning on Jan. 22.  A collection of more than 60 artworks created by 44 female and women-identified artists whom have significant connections to New York City.   Invited by First Lady, Chirlane McCray.

Jessica Bell Brown
Jessica Bell Brown, an art historian and Ph.D. candidate at Princeton.
Photo Credit: Tawni Bannister for The New York Times


Among the pieces are several dolls made by Katharine Clarissa Eileen McCray, the first lady’s mother.

Ms. McCray holds her mother Katharine Clarissa Eileen McCray’s “Quashie Hand Crafted Dolls” from around 1980. Her mother named them in tribute to her own mother, whose maiden name, Quashie, was West African. Photo Credit: Tawni Bannister for The New York Times


Some of my favorite artists in the exhibtion includes Kara Walker,  Consuelo Kanaga, Cindy Sherman, & Faith Ringgold.  Take a look at the exhibition brouchure to learn more about each artist!


Faith RinggoldTAR BEACH II, 1990, Faith Ringgold (1930-) Silkscreen on Silk


Read NYTimes Article 

More Information about the "She Persists" Exhibition here

Read more about the artists and the pieces in the show here


January 23, 2019 — Christine Gant

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