FIRST LOOK Exhibition Preview—A Dangerous Woman

By September 20, 2017
September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Smith College Museum of Art
Elm St & Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063

Join Jessica Nicoll, SCMA Director and Chief Curator, for a private gallery tour of A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer before the exhibition opens to the public.

In 1949, Mademoiselle magazine declared Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) “Woman Artist of the Year.” The distinction was certainly well founded, as Sharrer’s rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at the tender age of nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, which already included one of her paintings in its collection. At the age of 31, she was represented by a top New York art gallery and featured in Time, Newsweek, and Life magazines.

This is the first exhibition to fully reveal the formidable voice of this female artist. With equal part wit, seduction, and bite, her work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture.

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