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Denver Art Museum addressing “historical bias” with new all-women exhibit

September 3, 2015

The Denver Art Museum has announced “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” a major exhibition for 2016 and the first to focus exclusively on the female painters of the movement. While “abstract expressionism” is usually linked to such male artists as Jackson Pollock or Franz Kline, DAM wants to address this “historical bias” by highlighting the work of 12 female artists, including Elaine De Kooning and Lee Krasner. “The exhibition will contribute to a more complete understanding of this important mid-20th century movement by presenting artists beyond the handful of painters who have previously defined the whole in textbook accounts,” the museum’s modern art curator, Gwen Chanzit said in an official statement. “It also will present these female artists together for the first time. While visitors discover the significant role of women in the formation of abstract expressionism, they will be treated to a powerful presentation of remarkable paintings.”

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