The Schneider Museum of Art Showcases Work by Noteworthy Women Artists

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of the exhibition.

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists celebrates the prominence of ten women artists. The exhibition will feature works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga. These artists have broken beyond the glass ceiling and blazed trails for many artists working today. Each has contributed to the conversation of art history in a major way and each has a genius to their sensibilities.

Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director states: “History has shown us that women artists, as well as artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, have often been placed in the margins… What we have learned from going deeper into art history and mining work from these margins is that an uncounted number of women have created work that exemplifies our culture and time in which it outweighs the work of many their male counterparts.”

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists was made possible through a generous loan of artworks from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. Director Malbaurn curated the exhibition, utilizing the works from this collection. Thanks to generous support from the foundation, the Museum has published an exhibition catalog that features an essay about the participating artists by arts writer Trinie Dalton who has authored, edited, and/or curated six books and teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The catalog will be available to Museum patrons free of charge.

The Museum would like to thank Portland philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer for his generosity in sharing his impressive collection with audiences across the country. The Portland collector purchased his first work of art when he was fourteen years old, the first step in his lifelong commitment to being an art patron. He began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, his collection exceeds 9,500 works and includes many of today’s most important contemporary artists. He generously lends work to other institutions and has organized over 80 exhibitions at more than 100 museums.

Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists. A special Members/Volunteers Preview Reception will be held that day at 4:00 PM. Cliff Creek Cellars is generously donating and pouring wine for this reception, and free parking will be available behind the Museum and in the adjacent metered lot. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, October 28, 2016 through Saturday, January 7, 2017. Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists will be augmented with FREE Family Days, featuring hands on arts activities on Saturdays, November 12 and December 10 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please join us for Tuesday Tours, drop in docent led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.