Linda Lee Alter

Creatively Speaking
7:50 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

PAFA Explores The Female Gaze

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), We Came to America, from the series; "The American Collection," 1997, Painted story quilt, acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border, Gift of Linda Lee Alter
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with PAFA Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art Robert Cozzolino about 'The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World' and its new insights into art and American culture.

Artist Linda Lee Alter began collecting art by women in the mid 1980s after finding a dearth of female artists represented in museums and galleries. She collected a variety of art in different styles and media, and in 2010 donated approximately 500 works to Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Now on view at PAFA, The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, is an exhibition of nearly 250 works from the collection. 

Be sure to check out a companion exhibition opening at PAFA on Saturday, January 12th: Modern Women at PAFA: From Cassatt to O'Keeffe.