Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World

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Tomorrow, Director of Ingalls Library, Heather Saunders, will present 'Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World' to the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She will showcase 13 artists and highlight library resources, like this booklet from the Ohio-Chicago Art Project Inc., which brought the 'The Dinner Party' by Judy Chicago to Cleveland. Fun fact: the only table runner from the massive installation to be worked on outside the Los Angeles area was worked on in Cleveland.

The 13 artists--all of whom are included in the CMA collection--are Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), Augusta Savage (1892-1962), Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Agnes Denes (1931-), Yoko Ono (1933-), Judy Chicago (1939-), Jenny Holzer (1950-), Cindy Sherman (1954-), Shirin Neshat (1957-), and Lorna Simpson (1960-).