See what’s going on this week in the art and antiques world
On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote in political elections. The road to suffrage had been a long one.
“Ask me to paint your gates, your fences, your barns, which I should gladly do, but not the human face,” wrote the great portraitist John Singer Sargent in 1907.
It’s only late summer, but I believe we can already declare an award for bravest museum of the year: the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, DC.
Touted as the first exhibition of its kind, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now features historical silhouettes alongside analogous work by contemporary artists.
Depictions of women at work from the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition on American labor