Nobody would argue over the fact that women have made significant contributions to the art world. But a major new exhibition at Seattle Art Museum not only highlights contemporary women artists; it puts them front and center.
“Elles: Pompidou” is a collection of more than 130 works from the famed Centre Pompidou in Paris, one of the world’s major contemporary art museums. Acclaimed artists like Frida Kahlo share gallery space with women you may not know as well.
To complement “Elles: Pompidou," SAM curators have cleared out the museum’s 3rd floor and installed paintings and sculptures by women from SAM’s collection and from local private collectors.
“Elles: Pompidou” is at SAM until mid-January 2013. “Elles: SAM” will be on display until mid-February.
KUOW’s Front Row Center attends “Elles” on Friday, December 7, 2012.