An Icon and Her Progeny: Miriam Schapiro

Miriam Schapiro, a contemporary of legendary artist Judy Chicago, dignified traditionally female creative practices and paved the way for modern feminist artists. Schapiro elevated the easily dismissed art forms of needlework and scrapbooking in her mixed media presentations, which she referred to as “femmages” (a combination of “femme” and “collages”). The exhibit “Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro” pays homage to the influential artist’s works and role as a leader in the Pattern and Decoration movement. “Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro” is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY until September 9th.


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