Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change

Yoko Ono, <i>Wish Tree</i>, 1996/1997, Installation view with artist seated, En Trance – Ex It, Lonja del Pescado, Alicante, Spain (June 23 – July 25, 1997), Photo: Miguel Angel Valero, Courtesy of Yoko Ono
 Yoko Ono, Wish Tree, 1996/1997, Installation view with artist seated, En Trance – Ex It, Lonja del Pescado, Alicante, Spain (June 23 – July 25, 1997), Photo: Miguel Angel Valero, Courtesy of Yoko Ono,
Guerrilla Girls, <i>How Many Women Had Solo Shows At NYC Museums? Recount 1985/2014 </i>, 2015 Copyright © Guerrilla Girls and courtesy of guerrillagirls.com
 Guerrilla Girls, How Many Women Had Solo Shows At NYC Museums? Recount 1985/2014 , 2015 Copyright © Guerrilla Girls and courtesy of guerrillagirls.com,
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, <i>Fancy Dance</i>, 2003, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 24 inches, Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
 Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Fancy Dance, 2003, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 24 inches, Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York,
Elizabeth Catlett, <i>Waving</i>, 1989, Lithograph, 23 3/8 x 17 in., New Britain Museum of American Art, Jane and Victor Darnell Fund, 1993.60
 Elizabeth Catlett, Waving, 1989, Lithograph, 23 3/8 x 17 in., New Britain Museum of American Art, Jane and Victor Darnell Fund, 1993.60,
Betye Saar, <i>Liberate (25 mammies)</i>, 2015, Mixed media assemblage, 12 x 11.33 x 2.5 in., Photo Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California; Photo Brian Forrest
 Betye Saar, Liberate (25 mammies), 2015, Mixed media assemblage, 12 x 11.33 x 2.5 in., Photo Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California; Photo Brian Forrest,
<i>Votes for Women a Success, Imitation is the Sincerest Flattery!!</i>
 Votes for Women a Success, Imitation is the Sincerest Flattery!!, 30 x 42 in., Published by: National American Woman Suffrage Association, 505 Fifth Avenue, New York; Printed by: Allied Printing Trades Council (Union Label), New York City, Harvard Libraries, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute / Collection: Poster collection of Alice Park, 1903-1926
Stephanie Syjuco, <i>Chromakey Aftermath (Standard Bearers)</i>, 2019, Archival pigment print, 40 × 30 in.
 Stephanie Syjuco, Chromakey Aftermath (Standard Bearers), 2019, Archival pigment print, 40 × 30 in.,
Yoko Ono,<i> IMAGINE PEACE</i>, 2017, Flag, commissioned as part of Creative Time’s Pledges for Allegiance Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, Texas, Photo: Rebecca Marino Photo courtesy of Creative Time
 Yoko Ono, IMAGINE PEACE, 2017, Flag, commissioned as part of Creative Time’s Pledges for Allegiance Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, Texas, Photo: Rebecca Marino Photo courtesy of Creative Time,
Aliza Nisenbaum, <i> MOIA's NYC Women's Cabinet</i>, 2016 Oil on linen 68 × 85 in.
 Aliza Nisenbaum, MOIA's NYC Women's Cabinet, 2016 Oil on linen 68 × 85 in.,
Corita Kent, <i> Stars</i>, 1967 Color silkscreen, 29 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. New Britain Museum of American Art, Gift of John Fitzgerald, 1968.01 © 2019 Estate of Corita Kent/ Immaculate Heart Community/ Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
 Corita Kent, Stars, 1967 Color silkscreen, 29 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. New Britain Museum of American Art, Gift of John Fitzgerald, 1968.01 © 2019 Estate of Corita Kent/ Immaculate Heart Community/ Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York,
Ghada Amer, <i> ONE IS NOT BORN #1</i>, 2013 Watercolor on paper Sheet Dimension: 10 1/4 × 14 1/8 in.
 Ghada Amer, ONE IS NOT BORN #1, 2013 Watercolor on paper Sheet Dimension: 10 1/4 × 14 1/8 in.,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change

Stitzer Family Gallery

Marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change presents iconic American female artists whose work advocates for social empowerment and change.

Some Day is Now features over twenty artists including Yoko Ono, Jenny Holzer, and the Guerrilla Girls, who combine language, text, and image to express hope, enact change, raise awareness, and give voice to their beliefs. Installed with historic ephemera from the women’s suffrage movement, and employing similarly direct and impactful visual strategies, their works communicate words of action and empowerment for women as well as people of all genders, races, and ethnicities. Read more.

Featured Artists

Jenny Holzer (b. 1950)
Barbara Kruger (b. 1945)
The Guerrilla Girls
(est. 1985)
Martha Rosler (b. 1943)
Annette Lemieux (b. 1957)
Carrie Mae Weems
(b. 1953)
Cauleen Smith (b. 1967)
Ghada Amer (b. 1963)
Mickalene Thomas
(b. 1971)
Stephanie Syjuco
(b. 1974)
Martine Gutierrez (b. 1989)
  Faith Ringgold (b. 1930)
  Betye Saar (b. 1926)
 Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)
  Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015)
  Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986)
  Yoko Ono (b. 1933)
  Nancy Spero (1926-2009)
  Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (b. 1940)
  Ana Mendieta (1948-1985)
  Mary Kelly (b. 1941)
  Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977)


Related Programming

Panel Discussion: Women, Art & Social Change | October 1, 12:30-2 p.m.
Launching Some Day is Now, we hosted a virtual panel discussion featuring women who are recognized as groundbreaking leaders and role models in the arts, to address themes of women, art, and social change. Watch here.

Allison Lange and Picturing Political Power October 14, 2:30-4 p.m.
Join Allison Lange in this Zoom webinar as she discusses her book Picturing Political Power. Watch here.

Virtual Gallery Talk | October 7, 1-1:45 p.m.
Gallery talk led by Associate Curator Lisa Williams. View highlights here. 

Art for the Vote Tour | November 2
Ahead of election day, Associate Curator Lisa Williams walks through Some Day is Now for a look at some of the exhibitions moving images and messaging. Watch here.

Sponsors:

Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change is part of 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA presented by Stanley Black & Decker with additional support provided by Bank of America.

Some Day Is Now is made possible by the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, David T. Langrock Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust.

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Special Exhibition Fund donors, including John N. Howard, Sylvia Bonney, and The Aeroflex Foundation. We also gratefully acknowledge the funding of Carolyn and Elliot Joseph.

Advertising and marketing support provided by WSHU.

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