Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates Female Artists All Year

Madison RutherfordJanuary 21, 2020
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A recent study of art museum collections across the country revealed that female artists make up an average of 12 percent of all artists.

“Considering this revelation, SMoCA [Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art] dedicates a yearlong exhibition to women artists to bring attention to this inequity, to foster awareness and to promote inclusivity,” says Jennifer McCabe, the museum’s director and chief curator.

The all-female exhibition – “Unapologetic: All Women, All Year” – includes a selection of rotational highlights and a gallery dedicated to rarely seen installation-based works that will be on display from February 15, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

The museum currently has about 1,850 pieces in its growing collection with only 3 percent on view at a time. This exhibition is unique because it is spotlighting a collection for a longer duration than most of its typical displays.

According to a press release, the exhibition’s title conveys “a sense of strength, signaling for systemic change within culture, where individuals of all gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age and ability see themselves represented within museums.”

“Unapologetic” presents myriad mediums and genres including modernist bronze sculpture, large abstract shaped canvases, written word, photography, printmaking, painting and collage. It features work by Dotty Attie, Melinda Bergman, Claudia Bernardi, Dominique Blain, Cristina Cardenas, Sue Chenoweth, Judy Chicago, Renee Cox, Lesley Dill, Bailey Doogan, Angela Ellsworth, Lalla Essaydi, Dorothy Fratt, Barbara Hepworth, Laura Korch, Barbara Krashes, Kyung-Lim Lee, Laurie Lundquist, Muriel Magenta, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono, Adria Pecora, Barbara Penn, Beverly Pepper, Monique Prieto, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Kate Shepherd, Deb Sokolow, Beth Ames Swartz, Julianne Swartz, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Melanie Yazzie and Asami Yoshiga.

Unapologetic: All Women, All Year
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale