From January 2020 through January 2021, the New Britain Museum of American Art will present 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA, a year-long series of seven groundbreaking exhibitions devoted exclusively to the presentation of works by women artists. The exhibitions, which honor the centenary of women’s suffrage in America, provide a twelvemonth platform for female artists in the context of this milestone year.
Shantell Martin is honored to be one of the artists selected for a solo exhibition and to be in the company of such amazing artisits.
The Museum will also present two group thematic exhibitions as part of the 2020 year-long program. One exhibition, Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them, features rare Shaker “Gift” or “Spirit” drawings created by women between 1843- 57, which are unique to the Shakers and to American religious culture.
The other exhibition, entitled Some Day is Now: Women, Art, and Social Change, marks the centennial of American women’s suffrage and features artists including Yoko Ono, Nancy Spero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and the Guerrilla Girls, among others, whose work advocates for social empowerment and change. Individually and collectively, the works by these artists challenge and inspire women and people of all genders, races, and ethnicities.