CURRENT EXHIBITION: 60 Together, 100 Strong
The New York Society of Women Artists (NYSWA) was founded in 1925 and devoted itself to avant-garde women artists. The organization initially had 23 painters and sculptors, all recognized as professionals. Four of the original members participated in the Armory Show, some were members of the Whitney Studio Club and the Society of Independent Artists. NYSWA’s venerated founding members earned Guggenheim Fellowships, Prix de Rome, and engagement with the Federal Arts Project during the New Deal. As a Society, women artists had more support and exhibition opportunities. Today, NYSWA persists in strength as it nears its centennial and reflects the voices of its inter-generational, multi-ethnic members. The organization has nearly tripled in size and limits itself by charter to 60 active members —who continue to garner acclaim as they prevail with fortitude, making art in solidarity. Celebrating Women’s History Month, we are so pleased to get together at the Queens College Art Center to present a wide range of art by female artists of New York.
Opening reception: Saturday March 4, 2023 – 5pm-7pm
On display through: May 1, 2023
No RSVP needed for the opening reception – For other days, all visitors must RSVP 3 days prior by emailing full name, phone number, date and time of visit to 1925NYSWA@gmail.com
The Queens College Art Center strives to serve as a resource for CUNY-generated initiatives, both in and outside of the classroom, to offer emerging artists a space to experiment and grow, and to foster interdisciplinary partnerships founded in the arts—all with a spirit of openness and inclusivity. Above all else, Art Center programming aims to encourage visitors to ask questions—of themselves, of the featured artists and exhibitions, and of one another—as well as to consider a perspective outside of their own, even if only for the short time that they experience the art.
The Queens College Art Center is a successor of the Klapper Library Art Center that was based in the Queens College Art Library’s gallery founded in 1960. With more than 200 exhibitions to date, it has shown masters like Alice Neel, Joseph Cornell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Henry Chalfant and introduced scores of artists from around the globe along with emerging artists who later went on to major careers.
The Art Center’s unique rotunda layout lends itself to a range of installation possibilities, allowing for entire exhibitions to be viewed as a whole, from any point in the gallery. To this end, the Art Center offers 3-5 free and public exhibitions per year, in partnership with the Kupferberg Center.