Seven-Gallery “Takeover” of Art by Women Artists at MFA Boston Marks 100th Anniversary of U.S. Women’s Suffrage Amendment

Now On View Through May 3, 2021 in the Art of the Americas Wing, Level 3, Exhibition Includes Works Across Media by more than 100 Women Artists

Ubi Girl from Tai Region Loïs Mailou Jones (American, 1905–1998) 1972 Acrylic on canvas * The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund © Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

For centuries, women-identified artists have struggled to receive recognition for their accomplishments. Despite more than a century of feminist activism and great strides towards social, professional and political equality, women remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in the art world today. In response, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has reinstalled the entire third floor of its Art of the Americas Wing with approximately 200 artworks made by women over the last 100 years—a “takeover” that aims to challenge the dominant history of art from 1920 to 2020 and shine a light on some of the many talented and determined women artists who deserve attention. The thematic exhibition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, as well as the MFA’s 150th anniversary—a yearlong celebration focused on enhancing the power of art and artists, honoring the past and re-imagining the future.

Linda Nochlin and Daisy Alice Neel (American, 1900–1984) 1973 Oil on canvas * Seth K. Sweetser Fund © The Estate of Alice Neel Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Trans Liberation: Building a Movement (Cece McDonald) Andrea Bowers (American, founded in 1965) 2016 Archival pigment print * Towles Contemporary Art Fund © Andrea Bowers * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women Take the Floor seeks to acknowledge and remedy the systemic gender discrimination found in museums, galleries, the academy and the marketplace, including the MFA’s inconsistent history in supporting women artists. The exhibition also explores art and suffrage—emphasizing that both could give women a voice in their community and the world. At the same time, it recognizes that past feminist movements, including the campaign for the right to vote, were not inclusive or immune from systemic racism. By looking at 20th-century American art through the lens of modern-day feminism—which advocates for equity and intersectionality (the way an individual’s race, class, gender and other identities combine and overlap)—MFA curators hope to broaden the stories that are told during the yearlong commemoration of women’s suffrage in 2020.

Primarily drawn from the MFA’s collection, the works featured in Women Take the Floor include paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and furniture. The central gallery, dedicated to portraits of women created by women, provides a large convening space where visitors are invited to share perspectives and participate in a wide range of programs scheduled to take place throughout the run of the exhibition. Women Take the Floor is on view through May 3, 2021. Sponsored by Bank of America. Generously supported by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation. Additional support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund, and the Eugenie Prendergast Memorial Fund.

Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954) 1928 Oil on canvas * Charles H. Bayley Picture and Paintings Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Sophie M. Friedman Fund, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund, Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund, and Robert M. Rosenberg Family Fund © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Hair Craft Project: Hairstyles on Canvas Sonya Clark (American, born in 1967) 2013 Silk threads, beads, shells, and yarn on eleven canvases; 3 of 11 * The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection, Frederick Brown Fund, Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund Sonya Y.S. Clark * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Our goals are to celebrate the strength and diversity of work by women artists while also shining a light on the ongoing struggle that many continue to face today. We see these efforts of recognition and empowerment to mark a first step to redress the systematic discrimination against women at the MFA, and within the art world,” said Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, who led a cross-departmental team of curators in organizing Women Take the Floor.

Gadsden coordinated a cross-departmental curatorial team for the exhibition, including Reto Thüring, Beal Family Chair, Department of Contemporary Art; Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings; Lauren Whitley, Senior Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts; Patrick Murphy, Lia and William Poorvu Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings and Supervisor, Morse Study Room; Karen Haas, Lane Senior Curator of Photographs; and former MFA Curatorial Research Associates Caroline Kipp, Emelie Gevalt and Zoë Samels.

To ensure the exhibition represented a broad range of perspectives, the MFA convened a roundtable discussion with local women community leaders to inform interpretation and give feedback on the project, particularly on the Women Depicting Women gallery. As a result, outside voices are a key feature of the central space, and informed interpretation throughout the exhibition. Porsha Olayiwola, the current poet laureate for the city of Boston, will write a new poem and perform it on video, and the local feminist collective The Cauldron has identified quotes from feminist voices, which will be featured in the entry space.

Striding Amazon Katharine Lane Weems (American, 1899–1989) Modeled in 1926 and 1980; cast in 1981 Bronze, brown patina, lost wax cast * Gift of Katharine Lane Weems Reproduced with permission. * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The core space of the exhibition focuses on Women Depicting Women: Her Vision, Her Voice. The works on view range across time and place, as well as social, political and cultural contexts, yet all represent a highly individual interpretation of female portraiture. Highlights throughout the run of the exhibition will include celebrated paintings by Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel and Loïs Mailou Jones; photographs by Andrea Bowers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Laura McPhee and Cindy Sherman; and the recently acquired portrait of feminist activist Rosemary Mayer by Sylvia Sleigh.

In the decades following the campaign for women’s suffrage, a greater number of women successfully pursued careers as professional artists and designers. Yet the road was not easy—nor was it open to all. Women on the Move: Art and Design in the 1920s and 30s in the John Axelrod Gallery considers the contributions of pioneering artists like painters Georgia O’Keeffe and Loïs Mailou Jones and ceramicists Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo) and Maija Grotell. At the same time, the gallery highlights works by important women artists who have garnered less recognition, including sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller, painter Helen Torr and potter Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa).

Deer’s Skull with Pedernal Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) 1936 Oil on canvas * Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

No Man’s Land, on view in the Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Gallery, is devoted to six artists who have each reimagined the representation of landscape, creating personal interpretations of the world around them. Working across decades, geographies and media, Luchita Hurtado, Doris Lindo Lewis, Loren MacIver, Georgia O’Keeffe, Beverly Pepper and Kay Sage explored the metaphoric possibilities of both real and imagined landscapes, often through the use of symbols that allude to female experiences.

She, Lorna Simpson (American, born in 1960) 1992 Photograph, dye-diffusion photographs (Polaroid prints), and plaque * Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund Reproduced with permission. * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Presented in the Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries, Beyond the Loom: Fiber as Sculpture highlights pioneering artists who radically redefined textiles as modern art in the 1960s and 1970s: Anni Albers, Olga de Amaral, Ruth Asawa, Sheila Hicks, Kay Sekimachi and Lenore Tawney. Co-opting a medium traditionally associated with women’s work and domesticity, they boldly broke free from the constraints of the loom to create large-scale, sculptural weavings that engaged with contemporary art movements such as Minimalism. A second rotation in the same space, Subversive Threads, will open late spring 2020, focusing on contemporary artists who have used textiles to challenge notions of identity, gender and politics.

Women of Action, on view in the Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries, builds on recent scholarship and recognizes the contributions of Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner and ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu to the formation and expansion of action painting in the mid-20th century, a movement typically credited to their male counterparts.

Bowl Maria Montoya Martinez (Poveka or Water Pond Lily) (Native American, 1887–1980) about 1919–20 Earthenware with polished slip * Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc. Reproduced with permission. * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women Publish Women: The Print Boom celebrates three entrepreneurs who founded printmaking workshops in the late 1950s and 1960s and played an underappreciated role in the revitalization of American printmaking: Tatyana Grosman of Universal Limited Art Editions (New York), June Wayne of Tamarind Lithography (Los Angeles) and Kathan Brown of Crown Point Press (San Francisco). These will be presented in two rotations in the Robert and Jane Burke Gallery. The third rotation, Personal to Political: Women Photographers, 1965–1985, will feature work by more than 35 photographers active during these pivotal decades when women were making major inroads into the fields of photojournalism, fashion, social documentary and fine art photography.

Blanco y Verde (#1) Carmen Herrera (Cuban, born in 1915) 1962 Acrylic on canvas * Museum purchase with funds donated by Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond through The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection © Carmen Herrera. Courtesy Lisson Gallery * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women and Abstraction at Midcentury takes an expansive look at abstraction, exploring how women artists reshaped the natural world for expressive purposes in a wide range of media including paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. Among the artists featured in this space are painters Carmen Herrera, Esphyr Slobodkina and Maud Morgan; designers Greta Magnusson-Grossman and Olga Lee; and Clare Falkenstein, Laura Andreson, Margaret de Patta and others who contributed to the development of the studio craft movement.

The exhibition will also include a space for reflection and feedback. In addition to a video of Olayiwola performing her newly commissioned poem, a curated bookshelf—including texts on feminist history and women artists—and a seating area will be available for visitors. Additionally, curators will select responses left by the public in an open feedback area to add to the in-gallery interpretation in Women Depicting Women—creating a dynamic “living label” that will grow throughout the installation’s 18-month run.

A selection of speeches will be available in conjunction with Amalia Pica’s Now Speak! (2011)—a cast concrete lectern that encourages visitors to make spontaneous declarations or deliver a performance of a historical speech. The texts were chosen by C. Payal Sharma, an independent racial equity and justice consultant based in Boston. A “living artwork,” Now Speak! will also serve as the centerpiece of various public programs taking place in the gallery.

Public Programming

Public programming in the space will include a Creative Residency with ImprovBoston in October, as well as Artist Demonstrations with painter Joann Rothschild (September 15), weaver Nathalie Miebach (October 13 and 16) and printmaker Carolyn Muskat (November 10 and 13). On October 9, violinist Ceren Turkmenoglu will perform a program of works by Ottoman-Turkish women composers of Turkish classical music, spanning form past to recent times. Public tours of the exhibition include an hour-long “Curated Conversation” with exhibition curator Nonie Gadsden on September 29, and 15-minute Spotlight Talks on October 9.

Feminist Art Coalition

With Women Take the Floor, the MFA is participating in the Feminist Art Coalition (FAC), working collectively with various art museums and nonprofit institutions across the U.S. to present a series of concurrent events in the fall of 2020—during the run-up to the next presidential election—that take feminist thought and practice as their point of departure. Fellow participants include Art21; CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art; Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College; The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), RPI; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MIT List Visual Arts Center; The Renaissance Society, Art Institute of Chicago; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA); and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

Art of the Americas at the MFA

Since the Museum’s founding in 1870, it has been committed to collecting art of North, Central and South America from all time periods. Its diverse holdings rank among the most significant in the nation and feature masterpieces ranging from gold of the Ancient Americas, Maya ceramics, and Native American (prehistoric to contemporary) objects, to one of the finest collections of art of the United States from colonial through modern times. Additionally, the MFA’s Art the Americas collection contains more than 13,000 examples of American decorative arts (furniture, silver, ceramics, glass and metalwork) and sculpture made across the Americas from the 17th century to the present––embracing masterworks of artisan and artist alike. More than 5,000 objects from the Museum’s collection of works from the Americas are on view in the 49 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, as well as in the Sargent Rotunda and Colonnade. Also displayed in these galleries are works from the Americas drawn from the Museum’s Prints and Drawings; Photography; Textile and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments collections.

“Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” On View Now through January 12, 2020 at The Frist Art Museum

Dorothy Grant with Robert Davidson. Hummingbird Dress, 1995. Wool, 42 x 58 in. Denver Art Museum Collection: Native Arts acquisition fund, 2010.490. Photograph © Denver Art Museum. © 1989 Dorothy Grant and Robert Davidson

Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art; however, Hearts of Our People is the first major exhibition devoted solely to their work. This groundbreaking and comprehensive project features more than 115 objects—including traditional textiles, baskets, beadwork, and pottery, as well as painting, sculpture, video, and installation art—made by artists working in the United States and Canada from ancient times to the present day. Hearts of Our People is meant to be a tribute to all Native women artists, their families, and their nations, past and present. It is their minds, hearts, and hands that have birthed their worlds, and this exhibition, into being.

Christi Belcourt (Métis). The Wisdom of the Universe, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoile, 2014, 2014/6. © Christi Belcourt
Jamie Okuma, Luiseno/Shoshone-Bannock. Adaptation II, 2012. Shoes designed by Christian Louboutin. Leather, glass beads, porcupine quills, sterling silver cones, brass sequins, chicken feathers, cloth, deer rawhide, and buckskin. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bequest of Virginia Doneghy, by exchange, 2012.68.1A,B. © 2012 Jamie Okuma
Sisíthuŋwaŋ Dakhóta artist. Tablecloth, 1900–1910. Wool, glass beads, brass beads, cotton thread. Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution 12/0814. Photo by NMAI Photo Services

The exhibition planning process began with a question: Why do Native women make art? Organizers chose to respond within three core themes: Legacy, Relationships, and Power. Legacy examines the ways in which Native women artists acknowledge their lineage, making works that simultaneously embody the experience of previous generations, address the present moment, and speak to the future. Relationships explores the concept of bonds existing beyond the human world that include animals, nature, and other entities the non-Native world does not often recognize as having volition and agency. Power encompasses works created for diplomacy and influence, to empower others, and for the empowerment of oneself.

Elizabeth Hickox. Container, 1924. Plant fibers and dyed porcupine quills, 5 1/2 x 6 in. Denver Art Museum Collection: Purchase from Grace Nicholson, 1946.388. Photograph © Denver Art Museum

You will see similarities across cultures and communities, but you will also see many differences. Native Americans are not a single monolithic group, and each tribe, nation, or community has its own unique culture, history, and present moment. Perhaps most important, each Native artist, like artists the world over, brings her own life experience, skill, and individual style to her art.

The co-curators of this exhibition are Jill Ahlberg Yohe, associate curator of Native American art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Teri Greeves, Kiowa artist and scholar. Special recognition goes to Dakota Hoska, Lakȟóta, research assistant. During each step of the curatorial process, they worked closely with an Exhibition Advisory Board to develop the major themes of the exhibition and advise on object selection. The board was also instrumental in determining the structure and content of the exhibition catalogue and related programming.

Innu (Naskapi) artist. Hunting Coat, ca. 1750. Caribou hide and pigment, 39 x 59 in. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase, 2012.27
Lucy Martin Lewis (Acoma Pueblo). Ceramic seed jar, 1968. Clay and pigment. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Patricia and Peter Frechette Endowment for Art Acquisition and gift of funds from Constance Kunin, 2018.5

The Hearts of Our People Exhibition Advisory Board members include: heather ahtone, Choctaw/Chickasaw, senior curator, American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, Oklahoma City; D. Y. Begay, Navajo artist, Santa Fe; Janet Berlo, professor of art history and visual and cultural studies, University of Rochester; Susan Billy, Pomo artist, Ukiah, California; Katie Bunn-Marcuse, director and managing editor, Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art, Burke Museum, Seattle; Christina Burke, curator, Native American and non-Western art, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Kelly Church, Anishinaabe artist and educator, Michigan; Heid Erdrich, Ojibwe writer and curator, Minneapolis; Anita Fields, Osage artist, Tulsa; Adriana Greci Green, curator, Indigenous arts of the Americas, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia; Carla Hemlock, Mohawk artist, Kahnewake; Graci Horne, Dakȟóta, independent curator, Minneapolis; Nadia Jackinsky, Alutiiq art historian, Anchorage; America Meredith, Cherokee, publishing editor of First American Art Magazine, Oklahoma City; Nora Naranjo Morse, Santa Clara artist, Española; Cherish Parrish, Anishinaabe artist and educator, University of Michigan; Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Professor and professor of art history, Carleton University; Jolene K. Rickard, Tuscarora, artist and associate professor of the history of art and visual studies, Cornell University; Lisa Telford, Haida artist, Seattle; and Dyani White Hawk, Sičháŋğu Lakȟóta (Brulé) artist and curator, Minneapolis.

Ramona Sakiestewa, Hopi. Nebula 22 & 23, 2009. Tapestry, wool warp, and dyed wool weft, diptych: 32 1/2 x 33 in. each. Collection of Carl and Marilynn Thoma. © 2009 Ramona L. Sakiestewa. Image courtesy of Tai Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

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First U.S. Exhibition of Photographs from The Howard Greenberg Collection Now On View at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Exhibition Includes Rare Prints by 20th-Century Master Photographers

Fog Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925–1972) about 1955 Photograph, gelatin silver print *Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© The Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.  *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Some of the most enduring and powerful photographs of the 20th century, from Edward Steichen’s Gloria Swanson (1924) and André Kertész’s Chez Mondrian, Paris (1926) to Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother (1936) is on view together for the first time in the United States at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection.

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965) 1936 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pioneer with a Bugle Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian, 1891–1956) 1930 Photograph, gelatin silver print *Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© Estate of Alexander Rodchenko / RAO Moscow / VAGA at ARS, NY *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Featuring 150 prints from the Howard Greenberg Collection of Photographs—446 works recently acquired by the MFA—this exhibition showcases the breadth of the collection. Included are defining images from the 20th century made by many of the era’s most notable photographers, such as Dorothea Lange, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Gordon Parks and Robert Frank. The selection of highlights chosen for the exhibition reveals photography’s transformative power and examines its role in contributing to collective memories, celebrating the medium as an art form as well as a cultural, political and social force. In addition to exploring the historical importance of the photographs on view, Viewpoints highlights the material properties of these exceptional prints—many the first print of the image, the only print, or the best existing example.

Powerhouse Mechanic Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874–1940) 1924 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On view through December 15, 2019 in the Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery, the exhibition features a video interview with Greenberg and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue produced by MFA Publications.

I am truly thrilled and delighted to have the MFA as the recipient of my personal collection of photographs,” said Greenberg. “Assembled over 35 years and reflecting the unique access I’ve had to so many treasures of 20th-century photography, the collection will be in a perfect resting place at the MFA. The Museum’s enthusiasm for the results of my efforts has been unrelenting. The collection will be married to what is already a world-class museum collection, formed expertly and intently over a long period of time.

Coltrane and Elvin Roy Rudolph DeCarava (American, 1919–2009) 1960 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© 2019 Estate of Roy DeCarava. All rights reserved. *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

We are thrilled to be celebrating our acquisition of this unparalleled collection, which could not have been created by a collector other than Howard Greenberg,” said Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs. “It is a result of Howard’s role in the field of photography and his constant search for the transcendental moments found within this magical medium.”

Three Pears and an Apple, France Edward Steichen (American (born in Luxembourg), 1879–1973) about 1921 Photograph, gelatin silver print *Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Beginning with a selection of Greenberg’s particular favorites, photographs in Viewpoints are divided into seven themes: Capturing Modernism; Picturing the City; Conflicts and Crises; Bearing Witness; Fleeting Moments; Defining Portraits; and Music, Fashion and Celebrity. Below is a selection of highlights from the exhibition, accompanied by Greenberg’s own words about each print:

Young girl in profile Consuelo Kanaga (American, 1894–1978) 1948 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© Estate of Consuelo Kanaga *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Described by Greenberg as one of his “holy grail” photographs—and critical in his development as a collector—Consuelo Kanaga’s Young Girl in Profile (1948). This extraordinary print reveals her ability to make a portrait that conveys a person’s inner beauty, nobility and grace. Greenberg first encountered the image in 1984 when gathering work for an exhibition about the Photo League, ultimately borrowing the photograph from Lee Male of Ledel Gallery, who had a small print of the picture on consignment. “I began to fall in love with it and become obsessed. I begged her to ask the owner to sell it to me but he wouldn’t.” Eighteen years later, he received a call from a friend and gallery owner looking to sell none other than a print of the Kanaga image, previously owned by a woman who had known the artist.
Nahui Olin Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958) 1923 Photograph, platinum print *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Mounted and signed, Edward Weston’s portrait of Mexican poet and painter Carmen Mondragón, Nahui Olin (1923) (meaning “four movements of the sun”). Weston tightly framed her head, resulting in an intense psychological study of her face and character. “It’s a famous portrait that has been published many times, but I had never seen a palladium print nor any print that looked like this. There is a reddish tinge around it … I always liked to think that somehow some of the clay of Mexico was rubbed into the surface of the print.
  • Edward Steichen’s Three Pears and an Apple, France (about 1921), made after the end of World War I when he retreated to the French countryside and devoted himself to experimenting with photography. “Steichen exposed the negative over a period of 36 hours, and everything, the pears and apple, the negative material, all swelled and contracted with the changes of temperature, affecting the focus. In awe, I salute Steichen’s unique talent by calling him an ‘alchemist.’” Another highlight of Steichen’s work in the exhibition is Gloria Swanson (1924).
  • Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), Dorothea Lange’s\ tightly-framed, compassionate portrayal of the “hungry and desperate mother,” as the photographer has described her, at a pea-pickers camp on the Southern California coast. The image went on to be the most requested image at the Library of Congress and a recognized icon of the turmoil of the Great Depression. Lange intentionally removed the subject’s left thumb from the negative after 1939, which helps to date physical prints such as this one, which has a ghost thumb still visible in the lower right-hand corner.
  • Known for his harmonious images of seized instants, Henri Cartier-Bresson was often influenced by Surrealist ideas regarding the unconscious; Madrid, Spain (1933) shows his sharp eye for spatial composition and fortuitous encounters. When he purchased the print, Greenberg did not think it was made in 1933 when the picture was taken: “But I didn’t care, it was very special, unusual print … so I bought it for myself.” In a visit to his gallery years later, Cartier-Bresson’s wife Martine Frank remarked, “You know Howard, I think this is one of his scrapbook prints … I have the feeling that it is the first print of the picture he ever made.” She later confirmed that it was indeed the first print he made of the picture.
  • Powerhouse Mechanic (1924), one of Lewis W. Hine’s “worker portraits” that portrayed the human presence in modern industries. Through its formal construction and celebration of machinery and labor, the photograph has become emblematic of the industrial age. “My grandfather was a union organizer in the 30s, so I have that in my DNA a little bit, but Hine’s photo is not only a political picture for me. It is simply beautiful in every way. And it came to me in a beautiful way, as well.
  • Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s Fog (about 1955). “This is a graphically radical photograph … When looking closely at the dark forms of the window and shade, contrasted with the white outside, the tricycle slowly reveals itself. It almost appears alive. The transformation occurs while you are looking at it and from the first moment you see the tricycle, and faint signs of the house in the background, you see the magic. Few photographs have this special quality.
  • W. Eugene’s Smith’s Thelonious Monk (1959), an evocative portrait of one of the many jazz musicians he photographed, which was used on the cover of his album Monk in 1964. “I find great synergy between photography and rhythm and blues and jazz—they overlap in certain ways … Smith’s style was to make things dark and dramatic and when I saw this print, my knees shook. There is no way to describe it, you have to see it. It is transcendent.”
  • Combining the animated geometry of the city with tender human interaction is Walker Evans’s Couple at Coney Island (1928). “This was an interesting picture for me because Evans is mostly known for his later, formalist photographs, works of wonderful precision and balance. That formal point of view was in part imposed by the nature of the large-format camera that he worked with. In the beginning, however, during the late twenties when this picture was taken, he was using a smaller, handheld camera … For many years I had this hanging at home next to the front door. Every day I would look at this picture—a couple delightfully dressed for a day in the park. I like pictures of people who like each other. I’m a romantic.”
  • For Greenberg, André Kertész’s Chez Mondrian, Paris (1926) is “the perfect expression of the perfect photograph.” Kertész often made small prints on “carte postale” photographic paper that was intended for postcards; these are considered to be the artist’s finest prints, however this one is truly unique. The corners are slightly rounded because Kertész is said to have carried it around in his shirt pocket while trying to sell it.
  • Aleksandr Rodchenko’s Pioneer with a Bugle (1930) displays the artist’s bold, graphic sensibility. With his diagonal compositions and radical foreshortening, Rodchenko—a Russian Constructivist committed to abstraction—added dynamic elements to his photography, paintings and graphic designs. This contact print made by the artist mounted on a card adds to its history and uniqueness.
  • Co-founder of the New York Photo League, Sid Grossman sought to shift the role of documentary photography toward a more personal form of expression. A dynamic and joyous image, Coney Island (Couple Embracing) (1947) is a tightly-cropped photograph that transmits a feeling of post-war optimism. “I grew up two or three miles from Coney Island and on the weekends we’d go there … I love Sid’s photograph, it captures everything. It captures the joy. It captures the human compassion. The love and acceptance in the closeness of the people in the picture is very important to me. I know what that looked like from my own experience of Coney Island as a child.
  • Deeply influenced by his classes at the Photo League, Leon Levinstein took unsentimental photographs of city dwellers, graphically playing with lights and darks. In Handball Players, Houston Street, New York (1955), he transforms a court into a dynamic rhythmic dance, revealing raw and energetic gestures and textures of urban practices. “I have never seen a photographer, even to this day, who made the kind of pictures that he made where the human being becomes so distorted, so elongated or compressed. And he did this without resorting to any optical tricks. This picture was taken with a Rolleiflex camera and a normal lens. Leon knew how to get what he wanted.”
Gloria Swanson Edward Steichen (American (born in Luxembourg), 1879–1973) 1924 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© 2019 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A passionate and discerning pillar in the field, Greenberg above all is a connoisseur. His own experience as a photographer and his early initiation into the world of the darkroom informs his recognition and appreciation of technical mastery, as well as his keen visual sense. Greenberg’s collection is closely related to his professional and personal relationships, which have allowed him special access to photographers’ archives and estates. He has played a key role in establishing the reputations of photographers whose technical and aesthetic contributions had previously been overlooked—including Louis Faurer, David Heath, Leon Levinstein, Saul Leiter and many others. Greenberg’s passion, sense of marvel and excitement of discovery are perhaps what most connect him to the photographs he chose to live with—expressive pictures that invite contemplation. For him, even the most seemingly straightforward photograph, through its composition, print quality and ability to evoke emotion, can transport the viewer to another place somewhere between the real and the abstract. This deeply personal and emotional connection with the objects adds a layer of humanity, intimacy, compassion and empathy to the collection, demonstrating his deep devotion, both personal and professional, to the field of photography.

Madrid, Spain Henri Cartier‑Bresson (French, 1908–2004) 1933 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thelonious Monk W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918–1978) 1959 Photograph, gelatin silver print *Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© Estate of W. Eugene Smith/Black Star *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Couple at Coney Island Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975) 1928 Photograph, gelatin silver print *The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust *© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection (2019, MFA Publications), written by the exhibition curator Kristen Gresh and Anne E. Havinga, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair of Photography.

The acquisition and exhibition of the Howard Greenberg Collection of Photographs were made possible by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust. Additional support for the exhibition from the Patricia B. Jacoby Exhibition Fund and The Bruce and Laura Monrad Fund for Exhibitions. Media Sponsor is Boston magazine.

The MFA possesses a pioneering photography collection, initiated in 1924 when Alfred Stieglitz donated 27 of his photographs to the Museum. Through purchase and by gift, the collection has grown to approximately 15,000 photographs, spanning the entire history of the medium from the 1840s to the present. Special strengths of the MFA’s holdings include daguerreotypes by Southworth and Hawes; sublime landscapes of the American West; turn-of-the-century Pictorialism; the Lane Collection (including Charles Sheeler’s entire photographic estate of nearly 2,500 works, an equal number of images by Edward Weston, more than 450 photographs by Ansel Adams and 100 works by Imogen Cunningham); European photography from between the wars (including the Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo Collection of Josef Sudek Photographs); European post-war Subjective photography; sizable groups of works by Harry Callahan and Emmet Gowin; mountain photographs by Bradford Washburn; portraits of internationally known figures by Yousuf Karsh; and fashion and celebrity images by Herb Ritts. The MFA consistently displays photography from its collection in special exhibitions, sharing works with the Museum’s visitors and wider audiences beyond Boston through publications and traveling exhibitions.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is recognized for the quality and scope of its collection, representing all cultures and time periods. The Museum has more than 140 galleries displaying its encyclopedic collection, which includes Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia; Art of Africa and Oceania; Art of Ancient Greece and Rome; Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia and the Near East; Prints and Drawings; Photography; Textile and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments. Open seven days a week, the MFA’s hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 am–5 pm; and Wednesday through Friday, 10 am–10 pm. Admission (which includes one repeat visit within 10 days) is $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students age 18 and older, and includes entry to all galleries and special exhibitions. Opportunities for free and discounted admission for students, teachers, children, EBT card holders and military personnel and veterans can be found at mfa.org/visit, including free access for college students through the MFA’s University Membership and Pozen Community College Access program. The Museum is free for all after 4 pm every Wednesday and offers 11 free community celebrations annually. The Museum’s mobile MFA Guide is available at ticket desks and the Sharf Visitor Center for $5, members; $6, non-members; and $4, youths. The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Patriots’ Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The MFA is located on the Avenue of the Arts at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For more information, call 617.267.9300, visit mfa.org.

vineyard vines Announces Continued Partnership with Bright Pink in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

vineyard vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, is continuing their partnership with Bright Pink, the only non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The limited-edition collection includes styles for the whole family and accessories bearing the brand’s whale logo paired with the breast cancer awareness Pink Ribbon. In the continued effort to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, from September 23 to October 31, 2019, vineyard vines will donate 20% of all sales from the product collection to Bright Pink. The assortment will be made available for purchase at vineyardvines.com and select vineyard vines stores.

Marking the third year of this partnership, this special collection raises much needed awareness around breast and ovarian cancer, while honoring loved ones who have been lost or are presently fighting. Priced from $32.50-$95.00, the assortment includes some of the brand’s best-selling tee silhouettes for men, women and kids, as well as a silk tie detailed with the brand’s smiling pink whale logo paired with the iconic Pink Ribbon.

Big & Tall 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Long-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt, $48

Continuing our partnership with Bright Pink is an important, personal mission, as we lost our mom to cancer and experienced first-hand the effects this horrible disease has on loved ones,” said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founders adds, “We are grateful that we can continue to work with Bright Pink whose mission is to empower and educate women to know their risks and manage their health proactively.

Bright Pink is so proud to team up with Vineyard Vines for a third year this fall to spread our message of Breast & Ovarian Cancer prevention to customers nationwide. Through the generosity of vineyard vine’s commitment to our mission we will have the power to educate and equip thousands of women on their breast and ovarian cancer risk, and together we will create a more beautiful and brighter future,” said Katie Thiede, CEO Bright Pink

Bright Pink logo

Bright Pink is a national nonprofit focused on the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink’s innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.5 million women to be their own best health advocates.

In conjunction with the special collection, the vineyard vines website will enable consumers to proactively take their health into their own hands through Bright Pink’s “AssessYourRisk.org” self-evaluation. Additionally, starting this month, vineyard vines and Ocean Spray will partner to support Bright Pink by uniting to further empower women to take charge of their health.

A company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at over ninety freestanding stores.

aden + anais Introduces The Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection of Magical Muslin Products for Baby & Family

Enchant baby and family with metallic prints inspired by the magic of Harry Potter™

aden + anais, the baby care brand known for its modern muslin swaddles and premium baby wear, today announces the addition of its new aden + anais Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection, the most magical muslin line for baby and family. Starting today, Wizarding World fans can purchase the brand’s limited edition products, featuring designs charmed with metallic foil accents and inspired by iconic imagery from Hogwarts™ and beyond. The collection of swaddles, burpy bibs, baby sleeping bags, dream blankets and full-size blankets was designed by aden + anais, the first of its collaborations with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, to capture the imaginations of Harry Potter fans who want to share the charms of the Wizarding World with their own children, families and friends.

Since 2006, the aden + anais® brand has brought the Australian legacy of cotton muslin to the forefront of modern baby care. The award-winning collection includes a full range of multi-purpose swaddles, burpy bibs®, dream blankets™, sleeping bags, nursery bedding and more.

The aden + anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection features four print designs to inspire the comfiest cuddles, including Snitch Dot, Invisibility Cloak, Hedwig and Hogwarts Grounds. All of the products featured in the muslin collection are breathable and versatile, ensuring little ones’ ultimate comfort from bedtime to mealtime to playtime.

Many first generation Wizarding World fans are now having families of their own, and we want to inspire them to continue passing down the Harry Potter fandom to their own children through this collection,” said Christina Campisi, Director of Integrated Marketing, aden + anais.

The collection was designed by Lauren Hauck, Associate Textile Designer, aden + anais. “What I loved about reading Harry Potter stories growing up is that they evoked visuals that sprung to life before my eyes,” said Hauck. “I wanted to do the same with the designs we created for the aden + anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection. Majority of the collection artwork is hand drawn or hand painted, including everybody’s favorite imagery. In the ‘Snitch dot’ design, we etched the Snitch as it darts through the sky, the sketchy circles imitating the shadowy glimpse you catch as it quickly escapes your eye through painted clouds. For the ‘invisibility cloak’ design, we portray the famous lightning bolt, and the six-point stars that imprint the pages of every Harry Potter book.”

Great for holiday gifting, baby shower gifting or gifting yourself something special, the aden + anais Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection features the following products:

aden + anais, the baby care brand known for its modern muslin swaddles and premium baby wear, today announces the addition of its new aden + anais Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection.
  • Swaddle 3-pack OR Single Swaddle: Charmed with metallic accents, these limited-edition muslin swaddles work as a swaddle, stroller or nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket, changing pad cover and more. Bring with you from mealtime to playtime to bedtime!
  • Burpy Bib: This 100% cotton muslin burpy bib doubles as an absorbent bib and burp cloth to keep you and your little one clean during and after mealtime. Generously sized fabric drapes over baby’s shoulders and snaps at the back for a breathable bib that catches the sneakiest of side dribbles and drools, or it can sit over your shoulder for a no-slip burp cloth.
  • Dream Blanket: Made with four layers of 100% cotton muslin, this limited-edition blanket is perfect for both newborns and toddlers. The generously-sized blanket ensures tummy time, playtime, cuddle time and bedtime are nothing less than dreamy.
  • Light Sleeping Bag: This limited-edition 100% muslin light sleeping bag inspires a comfy night’s sleep. Impossible for little legs to kick off, the 1.0 TOG sleeping bag slips over baby’s pajamas for easy night, eliminating the stress of loose blankets in the crib, and zips open from the bottom for stealth nighttime changes.
  • Oversized Muslin Blanket: The entire family will love this oversized muslin blanket. Made with four layers of 100% cotton muslin, the blanket features the comfy softness that little ones love at a size big enough for grown-ups. Perfect for family snuggle time, the machine washable blanket is sure to conjure to the comfiest cuddles for the young and young at heart.

We enjoyed developing these inspired designs on our favorite muslin fabric and incorporating metallic foil accents that are sure to be a crowd pleaser with parents and babies alike. The collection is a must have for any Wizarding World fan,” said Hauck.

The aden + anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection carries a story for the sweetest of all dreams. The collection has an SRP ranging from $22.95 (for single swaddle) to $174.95 (for the oversized muslin blanket) and is available until sold out on www.adenandanais.com and at select retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including Bloomingdales, Buy Buy Baby, Indigo, Nordstrom, Saks, Snuggle Bugz and Well.ca. Additional regional boutiques carrying the aden + anais Harry Potter Collection include Albee Baby (New York City), Galt Baby/Toys (Chicago), Macro Baby (Orlando), Magic Beans (New England), La Ideal (Miami), Posh Baby (Portland and Seattle), Pump Station and Juvenile Shop (Los Angeles).

The company, which has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, and additional distribution across Australia, Canada, France and Germany, has sold more than 25 million swaddles in 65 countries worldwide. For more information on the aden + anais brand and product collections, please visit www.adenandanais.com.

LeapFrog® Expands Infant and Preschool Collection with New Learning Toys

Interactive Products Encourage Essential Skills such as Vocabulary, Numbers and More

LeapFrog® Enterprises, Inc., a leader in innovative learning toys for children, has announced the availability of engaging new additions to its award-winning infant, toddler and preschool lines. The new educational toys include an interactive grill that inspires pretend play, a dancing panda that sparks learning excitement through music and colorful maracas that introduce colors, numbers and music.

At LeapFrog, what we do best is combine learning with fun ways to play,” said Andy Keimach, President, VTech Electronics North America, LeapFrog’s parent company. “This year we’re expanding on role play and musical toys packed with interactive content!

The Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™ features pretend temperature controls, a rotisserie and 16 play pieces to encourage pretend play. When food pieces are attached to the skewer, the grill will recognize each piece while introducing food and colors. Little ones can get up and move with the musical Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™, available exclusively at Walmart. They can play Freeze Dance and other games to explore the learning content, toggle the bridge switch to scroll through numbers 1-10 and letters A-Z, and use the whammy-bar music button to select dozens of different tunes. Finally, children can shake up learning with the Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™, featuring three modes of play that introduce colors, numbers and music. Little ones can count from 1-10 with every shake and use English and Spanish modes to explore all of the content in both languages.

Highlights of the line, available now, include:

LeapFrog® expands infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™.
LeapFrog® expands infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™.

Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™: Keep learning on the menu with the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™! Little grill masters can pretend to grill by securely placing eight different play food items on the interactive skewer. This smart grill recognizes the food’s name and color. Twist the skewer to count along with the grill, then turn the temperature dial from 1 to 10. Hear the sizzling and cooking sounds! The grill knows if the heat is too high and asks to have the dial turned to a lower number. Safety messages are included: “Careful. The grill’s hot! Don’t get burned.” Utensil hooks keep the tongs and spatula at the ready to serve steak, fish, green peppers and more onto the included plates. Don’t forget the pretend sauce! Learn, Play and Music modes multiply the fun. Press the star button for grilling suggestions, melodies, phrases and sound effects. The pieces store inside this entertaining grill for easy clean-up. (Ages 2+ Years; MSRP: $39.99)

LeapFrog® expands its infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™.
LeapFrog® expands its infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™.

Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™: Get up and move with the musical Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™, available exclusively at Walmart! Watch Panda shake, dance and spin around to the music. The LED screen on his guitar lights up with shapes, letters and numbers with four play modes. Play Freeze Dance and other games to explore the learning content. Press the musical instrument buttons on Panda’s light-up shoes to hear a saxophone, trumpet, drum and guitar. Toggle the bridge switch to scroll through numbers 1-10 and letters A-Z, while the whammy-bar music button on Panda’s guitar selects dozens of different tunes, including songs about numbers, shapes, colors, letters and musical instruments. (Ages 9+ Months; MSRP: $29.82)

LeapFrog® expands its infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the LeapFrog® Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™.
LeapFrog® expands its infant and preschool collection with new learning toys, such as the LeapFrog® Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™.

Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™: Shake up learning with the Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™! One maraca includes colorful shaker beads and the other features a light-up dome that changes colors and plays maraca sound effects. This musical toy includes three play modes that introduce colors, numbers and music. Little ones can add rattling sounds to the songs that play, count from 1-10 with every shake and press the six light-up buttons to hear color and instrument names. Switching between English and Spanish mode lets kids explore all of the content in both languages. (Ages 6+ Months; MSRP: $14.99)

For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com.