Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary.

On view: February 4 – May 8, 2016

Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary presents a cross-section of works from each period of the artist’s remarkable, multifaceted sixty-year career, and will be Schapiro’s first survey exhibition in New York City, where she resided. In the ‘50s, Schapiro adhered to the principles of Abstract Expressionism; by the mid-‘60s she had developed a series of works using computer software. By 1970 her practice shifted dramatically, informed by her involvement in the Women’s Movement, and that year she founded, with Judy Chicago, the Cal Arts Feminist Art Program. Throughout the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Schapiro was associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement, producing innumerable “femmage” works, which incorporated decorative scraps of fabric in her acrylic paintings. In the late ‘80s Schapiro returned to figuration in a series of works devoted to women artists, and in the ‘90s and 2000s she explored subjects as varied as her Jewish identity, dance, and her love of dolls. This exhibition is organized by Maura Reilly, Interim Director of the National Academy Museum & School.

Learn more on National Academician Miriam Schapiro.


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The National Academy Museum & School gratefully acknowledges major support for organization-wide activities from John C. Portman, Boris Lurie Art Foundation, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, Estate of Marion and Gilbert Roller, Sy Syms Foundation, Stephen Steigman Fund for Young Artists, The Greenwich Collection, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, The Reed Foundation.
We are also deeply grateful for the generous support of individual donors, National Academicians, and Academy Patrons and Friends Circle members whose contributions and participation are vital to the life of the Academy.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.