Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

(Apr. 15-Aug. 13) — "Making Space" shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). 

Many of the most recognized female artists of the era were Jewish. Anni Albers (American, born in Germany. 1899–1994) was a German of Jewish descent; as a child, she was confirmed as Lutheran, and immigrated to the United States in 1933 after the Bauhaus was closed by the Nazis. Feliza Burstyn (Colombian, 1933–1982) was born to Polish Jewish parents who were visiting Bogota when she was born in 1933, and decided to stay there after Hitler was named chancellor. Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011) was an American Jew. Gego (Venezuelan, born in Germany. 1912–1994) lost her German citizenship in 1935, and then moved to Venezuela from Hamburg in 1939. Eva Hesse (American, born in Germany. 1936–1970) was a German-born American Jew who immigrated to New York from Hamburg to escape Nazi Germany in 1939. Lee Krasner (American, 1908–1984) was an American Jew, the daughter of Russian-Jewish who came to the United States to escape anti-Semitism. Louise Nevelson (American, born in Ukraine. 1899–1988) was a Ukrainian-born American Jew. 

Sunday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Sunday, August 13, 2017 (All day)


The Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd. St.
New York, NY 10019




$25, $14 Student with ID, Free on Fridays 4:00-8:00.

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