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Friday Photos: I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

March 23, 2012

March happens to be Women’s History Month and to celebrate this month-long feminine fiesta, I have posted images of some of the Museum’s leading ladies.

The artistic superwoman, Georgia O’Keeffe is represented in the DMA’s collection and  in our current exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, which features six of her paintings.

Grey Blue & Black-Pink Circle, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1929, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

The legendary activist; the one, the only Lady Godiva:

Lady Godiva, Anne Whitney, c.1861-1864, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Dr. Alessandra Comini, in memory of Eleanor Tufts

Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of four women who was trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1770.  You go girl…

Bouquet of Flowers in a Blue Porcelain Vase, Anne Vallayer-Coster, c.1776, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund and gift of Michael L. Rosenberg

The fearless femme-fatale, Durga:

Durga, Inda, 11th century, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Junior Associates

The cultural trend-setter, Mrs. Sarah Sherburne Langdon:

Sarah Sherburne Langdon, John Singleton Copley, c. 1767, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc

The eternal mother figure, the Virgin Mary:

Virgin of the Rosary, Melchor Perez Holguin, late 17th-18th centuries, Dallas Museum of Art, The Cleofas and Celia de la Garza Collection, gift of Mary de la Garza-Hanna and Virginia de la Garza and an anonymous donor

All of these heroic ladies can be found in the galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Come explore the Museum this weekend and see if you can find any additional wonder-women.

Best,

Loryn Leonard
Coordinator of Museum Visits

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2012 9:12 am

    You have highlighted some wonderful women, Loryn. You go girl! 🙂

  2. March 28, 2012 4:31 pm

    I love these leading ladies Loryn! I especially love that they are all so different from one another.

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