On view February 8–July 1, 2018

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, born 1956), Les femmes du Maroc #14, 2005. C41 print mounted on aluminum. Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts.
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, born 1956), Les femmes du Maroc #14, 2005. C41 print mounted on aluminum. Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts.

Drawn predominately from the Mead’s permanent collection, this exhibition spans ancient to contemporary time periods, representing a variety of artistic styles and materials, to examine the ways in which women have been depicted or represented themselves across media, centuries, and the globe. This show underscores the ways in which these portrayals of women can be seen to pigeonhole their subjects into gendered roles, and in other cases challenges these social constructs. Mary Cassatt’s Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby (1902), on loan from the Worcester Art Museum, will be part of this small focused exhibition on the depictions of women in art through the ages.

Organized by Vanja Malloy, Curator of American Art; Alla Rosenfeld, Curator of Russian and European Art; and Miloslava Waldman, European-Print Specialist.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 6–7:30 p.m.
Mead Art Museum

Celebrate the opening of Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art through the Ages at the opening reception with remarks by Amherst College President Biddy Martin. Free and open to all.