Linda Nochlin (1931–2017), award-winning scholar, art historian and critic, devoted her career to forging a new appreciation for the contributions of women in the arts. Her 1971 essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” shifted the critical discourse to a place from which feminist artists, thinkers and activists have never looked back. NMWA’s Library and Research Center and the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art will collaborate to showcase a selection of Nochlin’s papers and ephemera that illuminate her remarkable contributions to art and culture.
Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She
Mar 08 to Oct 08, 2020
Much of the way historians study art today can be traced to the contributions of Linda Nochlin, a scholar, critic, and curator who, beginning in the 1960s, tore through traditional ways of seeing and understanding art.