For many, the term “Wonder Women” conjures up images of heroes with superhuman strength and magical powers on a mission to save the world. While this is one kind of
For many, the term “Wonder Women” conjures up images of heroes with superhuman strength and magical powers on a mission to save the world. While this is one kind of Wonder Woman, this exhibition presents women who embody power through a wider range of actions and identities. Women are not only the subject of these works; in fact, the majority of them were made by female artists. The fourteen “Wonder Women” depicted here, ranging across six centuries and seven countries, both shape and reflect their societies’ views of women and demonstrate the diverse ways in which artists have interpreted female power. Among the many roles that women play, we focus here on four: Change Agent, Symbol, Mother, and Supernatural Force.
Artists showcased are Charles White, Caroline Watson, Zanele Muholi, Rupert Garcia, Zacharias Dolendo, Maria Catharina Prestel, Angelica Kauffmann, Justino Fernandez, Margaret Garcia, Käthe Kollwitz, Jan van de Velde II, Gloria Longval, and Max Beckmann.
Museum admission is always free on Thursdays. On the third Thursday of each month, the museum remains open until 9 pm.
The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm