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Nasty Women


Gavlak / Los Angeles / Art

1920 was a monumental year for women in the United States, for it was the year of the 19th amendment, which finally guaranteed women’s suffrage. One hundred years later, despite major political gains, the death of the Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made way for a conservative majority in the court. With rollbacks looming, present and future rights for women are far from certain. In a gesture of solidarity, over 50 female artists reclaim the slanderous “Nasty Women” moniker minted by presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2016. Works on display span 500 years, and many of the featured artists, in their time, were shut out of the art-historical canon. How have female voices changed throughout history? How have they remained the same? —E.C.

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