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from janet sobel' s untiltled, ca. 1946-48
oil and enamel on canvas


janet sobel (1894-1968),
in vital forms: american art and design in the atomic age, 1940-1960

oct 26-jan 26 2003.

this exhibition at the san diego museum of art features works by ukraine-born american painter janet sobel, and other digital artists of her time. 'vital forms is the first exhibition to present examples of all the arts that made use of organic form and to explore their relationship to the period that gave rise to them.'

more info: sdmart.org/exhibition-vital.html (sd)
more resources: links below

san jose: parallels and intersections: art/women/california, 1950-2000.'' till oct 13 (part I), nov 13 (part II)

'the assertion of self as a woman, or as a member of a culturally disadvantaged ethnic group -- the long-term significance of a work comes back to artistic vision. perhaps the real message of ''parallels and intersections'' is the fervent hope that the day is drawing closer when that's all that needs to matter'. (jack fisher, mercury news)

more info: sjmusart.org (sj)
full article from quote
more resources: links below


from 'rooms with walking umbrellas'
by patssi valdez




frida kahlo


frida kahlo, diego rivera,
and 20th-cent. mexican art.

extended to sept 26 '02.

this exhibition at el museo del barrio features rarely viewed works by painter frida kahlo, and more than 100 works of mexican modern art between 1910s-50s, relating pre- and post-revolutionary mexican life and culture.

more info: elmuseo.org (nyc)
more resources: links below

n e w s

yes yoko ono exhibition till sept 08 '02.

first comprehensive reevaluation of yoko ono's work, her postwar international avant-garde, and her role in cutting-edge art. exhibition awarded the 20002001 international association of art critics/usa award for best museum show originating in New York City. a must see!

more info: sfmoma.org (sf)
more resources: links below


photo by iain macmillan

from 'times square'
by ruth orkin


new york: capital of photography till sept 02 '02.

'over the last century, new york has fascinated photographers. they viewed it as the capital of modern times, infused with an energy born of hope and conflict.' this exhibit, which includes a range of famous women artists such as ruth orkin and diane arbus, embodies a critique of social conditions and conveys an affection for citizens in a hard place.

more info: jewishmuseum.org (nyc)
more resources: links below


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