Heroines of Abstract Expressionism at the Fenimore Art Museum

It is not a secret that throughout the history of art, female artists have been underrepresented in galleries, museums, and even art history texts. However, today, many female artists share the same success as their male counterparts, presenting their works at the best exhibitions and shows held in different parts of the world. In this blog post, we want to draw your attention to some of the best female artists of the 20th century, whose works are now on view at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The exhibition is titled “Heroines of Abstract Expressionism,” and, as the name suggests, it is dedicated to female artists working during the Abstract Expressionist movement. Want to know more? The exhibition runs at the Museum through December 31, 2019.

Heroines of Abstract Expressionism

Abstract art is not something that can be understood in one go, but you can still fully enjoy its power at the current exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, which features 30 authentic and exclusive pieces directly related to abstract expressionist art.

Being experimental and radical in its forms, abstract art lets you reconsider the approach to the whole modern art. While many things may look incoherent, wild, and inelaborate, you will probably find the mix of these characteristics well-fitting to each other. That is the breaking point when the viewer starts to realize that abstract expressionism is all about the blending of styles, which makes this kind of art particularly valuable.

The exhibition presents works by such artists as Grace Hartigan, Hedda Sterne, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Perle Fine, Mary Abbott, Dorothy Dehner, Louise Nevelson, and Louise Bourgeois, among others. These incredible women dedicated many years of their work to let the movement grow and turn it into a self-sufficient community that would revolutionize modern art. “Heroines of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition will literally transform your viewpoints toward social and natural life, showing you another side of the amazing abstract art.

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