Art Fix Friday: July 7, 2017

In celebration of the all-women exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, Dreamers Awake, Artsy explores the pivotal role that women have played in Surrealism.

“As the female body became the ultimate Surrealist object, it was mystified, fetishized, and othered,” writes Artsy. The exhibition features artists who confronted the perception of women as muses or seductresses and includes women Surrealists working today.

Front-Page Femmes

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a survey for 2017, including findings that show that although “the museum field has outpaced national salary growth rates, it also shows the vast disparities in compensation between different sectors of the museum industry.”

Hundreds of people congregated at the Dallas Museum of Art in an attempt to set a record for the largest gathering of people dressed like Frida Kahlo.

In anticipation of Yael Bartana’s upcoming film and performance project, What if Women Ruled the World, the Guardian asks women artists, writers, and leaders to envision a woman-led future.

Sophal Neak explores Cambodian culture and traditions through her photographic portraits.

A Boston mural by Ann Lewis amplifies the voices of incarcerated women.

Sydney-based artist Niharika Hukku translates finely detailed illustrations into painted ceramics.

Photographer Diane Tuft captures haunting images of the disappearing Arctic landscape.

Artsy features Surrealist Dora Maar, whose career was overshadowed by her lover Picasso.

Hyperallergic interviews Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman, the creators of the comics newspaper RESIST!.

A Boston mural by Ann Lewis amplifies the voices of incarcerated women.

Artsy highlights the women who helped establish iconic New York museums and galleries, yet whose contributions have been largely forgotten.

Iranian-born artist Sanam Khatibi re-imagines Renaissance paintings with women embracing power, violence, and sensuality.

A series of plates depicting famous women, part of a dinner service by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, is up for sale.

Artsy features Surrealist Dora Maar, whose career was overshadowed by her lover Picasso.

Costume designer Stacey Battat discusses her costume choices, design, and research for Sophia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled.

Shows We Want to See

In Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song for a Cipher, on view at the New Museum, the artist “updates art’s oldest medium with an expert hand and a bracingly new message.”

The city of Wroclaw stages a retrospective of recently deceased artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, whose work is also currently on view at NMWA.

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, featuring more than 90 works by the 20th-century trailblazers. “These three in their own way had the courage to trust their convictions, understand the past but not be restrained by it. That’s a rebellious act,” says the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s senior director.

—Emily Haight is the digital editorial assistant at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.