Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity

Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

October 8 – December 18, 2021
Sara May Love Gallery

Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity is a fascinating exhibition that examines work on paper – etchings, engravings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and photographs – by some of the most important women artists of the last four centuries, all from the collection of the Reading Public Museum.


Included in the exhibition are historical works by some of the great women artists including Rosa Bonheur, Sonia Delaunay, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Françoise Gilot, Clara Skinner, Lorna Simpson, and dozens more. The exhibition chronicles the emergence of women as professionals in the field of art and records the extraordinary creative contributions made over the centuries. Image: Ida Holterhoff Holloway (American, 1866 – 1950), Landscape, watercolor on paper, Gift, Dr. and Mrs. Albert R. Miller Jr. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.


Below are highlights from the exhibition. Click on the image to view the work larger and view caption information.

Presenting Sponsors

Contributing Sponsor

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.