Rachel Ruysch

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Happy Birthday, Judy Chicago!

Posted: July 20, 2012
Category: Rachel Ruysch
Her vision is to “move beyond the construct of femininity into the un-gendered and free space that should be available for every human being”; her means of achieving it is...
Four hard-edged octagons, each divided into eight pie-slice shapes painted red, pink, orange, yellow, olive green, blue, violet, or lavender, occupy a square, white background. Dark at the wide and narrow ends of each wedge, the hues create the illusion of 3-dimensional forms.

Happy 105th Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Posted: July 6, 2012
Category: Rachel Ruysch
Today, on her 105th birthday, we celebrate Frida Kahlo, whose 143 finished paintings focused on Mexican culture, gender identity, social justice, and often pain. Born on July 6, 1907, to...
A letter, opening with "Mamacita Linda," written in dark ink on a yellowed sheet of paper.

A Look at Motherhood in Royalists to Romantics

Posted: June 11, 2012
Category: Rachel Ruysch
In Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections, 77 works by 35 artists display the talents of French Revolution-era women artists. Their paintings are windows into their...
View of a gallery space with red walls. A golden mirror with plenty of ornaments is hanging to the left, large historical portraits of women are hanging to the right.