Urgent Museum Notice

Winter/Spring 2015 Magazine

Side-by-side composition of multiple magazine covers published by the museum. All covers have a featured image followed by the text, 'Women in the Arts.'

What’s Inside

The winter/spring 2015 issue of Women in the Arts features:

  • A major exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, highlighting the social and sacred functions of depictions of the Virgin Mary
  • Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons that spur new content on women artists and encourage women to edit Wikipedia
  • Etchings by Elisabetta Sirani
  • News about women in the arts including recent awards, exhibitions, and publications

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According to written records when she died at twenty-seven, Italian artist Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665) had already produced two hundred paintings, drawings, and etchings. An independent painter by nineteen, Sirani ran…
A young, light-skinned, brunette woman gazes down lovingly at the plump baby she holds on her lap. She wears a loose, tan turban, vivid blue cloak, and red dress with white sleeves. The light-skinned child returns her gaze, leaning back to crown the woman with a circlet of roses.
Elisabetta Sirani, Virgin and Child (detail), 1663; Oil on canvas, 34 x 27 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay. Conservation funds generously provided by the Southern California State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Photo by Lee Stalsworth