Exhibition Details

Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: July 7, 2018
to August 12, 2018

July 7 – August 12, 2018
Rebecca Campbell, Jack and Diane, 2004. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan.
In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection showcases nearly 50 twentieth- and 21st-century artworks from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection created exclusively by women. In an era of contemporary phenomena such as the #MeToo movement, and in light of growing awareness of gender inequality in many contexts, including art museums, this exhibition is an engagement with feminist scholarship that, for decades, has aimed to provide a more complete history of artistic production.
Showcasing an array of styles and media, with works on view by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Faith Ringgold, Erica Deeman, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Marguerite Zorach, and three local artists including Annie Lopez, Angela Ellsworth, and Geny Dignac, this exhibition invites visitors to see these objects in a new light. In the Company of Women creates a new context for some of the Museum’s most iconic pieces, prompting conversations about gender inequality, the systematic exclusion of women from mainstream art circles, and the idea that artistic production must be understood in the context of society at large.
Faith Ringgold, The Bitter Nest, Part 1: Love in the School Yard, 1988. Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Stanley and Mikki Weithorn, Consortium of Black Organizations and Others for the Arts; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz Anderman, Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger by exchange.

This exhibition was inspired in part by the 1976 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition Women Artists: 1550-1950, the first large-scale museum exhibition in the United States exclusively featuring women artists. Curated by renowned art historians Ann Sutherland Harris and Linda Nochlin, Women Artists was revolutionary in the way it utilized the museum setting to explore barriers that women artists have historically faced. 


In the Company of Women will be on view from July 7 through August 12, 2018. This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund. 


Related Programs  

Opening Night
July 6 | 6 pm
Be one of the first to see In the Company of Women during July 6 First Friday when admission to the Museum is pay-what-you-wish from 6 - 10 pm.
In the Company of Women Film Series
Wed, July 25 | 6 pm
Free for Members
Wed, August 1 | 6 pm
Free for Members
Wed, August 8 | 6 pm
Free for Members


Free for Museum Members, past and present members of the Military, and *youth aged 17 and under; included with general admission.  

$20 — Adults
$17 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$15 — Students (with ID) 

Free — Youth aged 17 and under (*through September 30, 2018)

All special exhibitions are free for Members and included with general admission.


This special engagement exhibition is offered to the public for $5 during voluntary donation admission hours (no General Admission required) from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the First Friday of each month, and from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month.



Interested in coming as a group? For group sales information, click here

*Free admission for youth 17 and under is courtesy of the PhxArt Open for Kids program presented by the Steele Foundation from July 1 – September 30, 2018.

Press Information

Media images and captions: DOWNLOAD HERE
Press Release: DOWNLOAD HERE

Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Public Relations Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org


Erica Deeman, Untitled 18 (detail), 2013. Photograph. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, purchased with funds provided by Contemporary Forum.

Florine Stettheimer, Easter Picture, c. 1915-1917. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Ettie Stettheimer.

Marguerite Zorach, Deer in the Forest (detail), 1914. Gouache on paperboard. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, purchased with funds from the James K. Ballinger American Art and Education Fund.

Liliana Porter, Red with Mirror, 2000. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of anonymous donors in honor of Dr. Beverly Adams.