Contemporary Art

Contemporary art is a reflection of our culture and values, expressing how we think through the issues of our time. The Foundation’s arts partnerships bring that experience to our community, with particular emphasis on partnerships that make contemporary women artists more visible to the public.

Featured Contemporary Art Partners & Programs

Contemporary Art

Endowment: The Institute of Contemporary Art

Our partnership with the ICA adds a vibrant element to Boston's cultural life. The museum is committed to showcasing women contemporary artists, including recent exhibitions of work by Roni Horn and the late Louise Bourgeois. The 325-seat Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater showcases video and live performances.

Contemporary Art

The Un-heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S. (2018)

n September of 2018, The Shiva Gallery at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice will present, The Un-heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S. This groundbreaking exhibition is a concentrated survey of works by a diverse roster of artists representing three generations including Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, and Kara Walker.

Contemporary Art

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1865-85 (2018)

In June of 2018 the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston will present, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1865-85 which examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.

Contemporary Art

Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York (2018)

Shown at the Museum of the City of New York, Beyond Suffrage tells the story of the past century of political participation by New York women. While showcasing the accomplishments of women in politics, it will also showcase the limits of suffrage and the difficulties women in politics still face today.