PAFA has the remarkable distinction of actively promoting women artists since its first annual exhibition in 1811. 20世纪初，塞西莉亚·伯克斯(1855-1942), PAFA第一位专职女绘画教授, expressed the hope that the hour was near “when the term ‘Women in Art’ will be as strange-sounding a topic as ‘Men in Art’ would be now.” While this quote reveals much about the exciting developments of the professional ambitions and accomplishment of women artists in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, 求爱者的名言, indeed her very artistic reputation—nowhere near as well-known as her contemporary and rival Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)—reveal how far 学者hip has yet to advance in the study of American women artists. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog will introduce PAFA’s audiences to the networks of talented women artists and will include more than 80 works of art by more than 50 women artists working professionally in the American art world from PAFA’s founding in 1805 to the end of World War II.
The majority of the work will be from PAFA’s remarkable permanent collection, 包括最近的许多收购, 哪个被称赞了 纽约时报 and other notable publications for its pioneering leadership in collecting art by women. Complementing works from the permanent collection will be a selection of loans from local private and institutional collections. 许多作品都是由那个时代著名的女性创作的, 但后来被更知名的男性同事所取代. A significant goal of this exhibition is to inspire a new generation of visitors, 学者, 和收藏家欣赏女性艺术家. PAFA is particularly proud to feature paintings and sculptures by Laura Wheeler Waring (1887–1948) and May Howard Jackson (1877–1931), 他们是第一位在PAFA学习的非裔美国女性, 他的作品最近进入了永久收藏.
这次虚拟之旅是由John S. 和詹姆斯. L奈特基金会.
Women in Motion: 150 Years of Women’s Artistic Networks at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is made possible by the Mr. 和夫人. 雷蒙德·J. 霍洛维茨艺术基金会.理查德·C. 冯·赫斯基金会. 桃乐茜·J. 德尔布埃诺, 惠氏美国艺术基金会, the Terra Foundation for American Art on behalf of its board member Charles Harper, Newington-Cropsey基金会, 多萝西和肯·伍德考克, 还有凯文和贝琪·多诺霍.
慷慨的支持是由 PAFA妇女和艺术基金:自1810年以来拥护妇女艺术家: Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Ro and Martin King; the Alice L. 沃尔顿基金会，拉尔夫·西蒂诺和劳伦斯·泰勒，艾米和R. 普特南库斯三世, Marilyn Fishman和James MacElderry, 朱尔斯·凯和康妮·凯, Sueyun和Gene Locks, 约翰·米德尔顿夫妇, 莱斯利·米勒和理查德·沃利基金会, 麦琪和布莱恩·墨菲, 唐娜·奥斯特罗夫和卡尔·卡皮斯塔, P. J. Rosenau, Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorović Sacks; Linda Lee Alter, Jane and Casey Brandt, Isabel S. 威尔科克斯，还有一个匿名捐赠者. 荣誉成员:Rina Banerjee, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Audrey L. 弗莱克，玛格丽特·伦菲斯特，安妮·E. McCollum, Sarah McEneaney, Marsha和Jeffrey Perelman.
Special exhibitions at PAFA are generously supported by Bill and Laura Buck, Robert E. 和弗朗西斯·科尔伯恩·科勒, 刘朗士澳慈善基金, 多萝西和肯·伍德考克; Jonathan L. 科恩,安妮E. McCollum, 桑德拉·诺, 琳达·赛达和罗伯特·鲍里斯, 及PAFA年度展览基金的捐款人.