Selections from the Getty Research Institute’s collections :
Barbara T. Smith—A performance- and installation-art pioneer. Her work explores concepts that strike at the core of human nature, including sexuality, spirituality, and death.
The Guerrilla Girls—An anonymous feminist protest group that confronts discrimination against women artists and artists of color in the art world and tackles broader social issues.
Harmony Hammond—A trailblazing feminist, lesbian, and queer artist whose work aims to “break down the distinctions between painting and sculpture, between art and women’s work, and between art in craft and craft in art.”
Marcia Tucker—An influential curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art and founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. At the New Museum she organized key exhibitions such as Bad Paintings (1978) and Bad Girls (1994).
Joanie 4 Jackie—A feminist video project started by filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July in 1995. These chain-letter videos, started during the Riot Grrrl movement, aimed to create a generation of female film makers in a pre-YouTube era.