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Francesca Woodman in "Learning to Look: The Addison at 90" at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, May 8 - December 31, 2021

The Addison has a long and important history with Francesca Woodman. It was the first institution to collect her work, purchasing six of her photographs in 1976. She had her first solo exhibition there that same year, including works she made while studying at Rhode Island School of Design.

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Betty Woodman, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Window, 1980. Pigment, thread, velcro on cotton, canvas, sateen, and earthenware. 62 x 75 inches. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Phillip Unetic.
Betty Woodman, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Window, 1980.
Betty Woodman in "Hard/Cover" at Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, April 9 - September 26, 2021

Hard/Cover looks at the interdisciplinary practice of three influential artists who participated in FWM's unique residency program, as well as five contemporary artists whose new works are equally informed by process and the intersection of ceramics and screen printing.

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PLOTLINE 5: FRANCESCA WOODMAN / Traces of Performance

PLOTLINE 5 considers the performative aspects of Francesca Woodman’s practice. In her photographs and videos, Woodman claimed the female body as subject by using her own - staging and sequencing its movements, capturing it in motion. The bodily, temporal, and spatial concerns in Woodman’s work align her with the feminist performance art of her time. Woodman’s photographs reveal traces of her carefully constructed performative process.

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Francesca Woodman on The Great Women Artists Podcast

Katy Hessel of The Great Women Artists Podcast interviews Katarina Jerinic, the Woodman Family Foundation’s Collections Curator, on Francesca Woodman’s work and life. The two discuss photographs made in Providence, Italy and New York and Jerinic shares some of Woodman’s own words and ideas found in the Foundation's archives.

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Betty Woodman with Aspen Garden Room, 1984. 8 x 10 x 11 ft. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, fabric. Installation view at Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, 1984.
Betty Woodman with Aspen Garden Room, 1984. Installation view at Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, 1984.
Betty Woodman featured in Metropolis Magazine article "Ceramics and Architecture: The Legacy of Betty Woodman” March 2021

Osman Can Yerbekan looks back on 1984 Metropolis Magazine feature on Betty Woodman and George Woodman, linking the early influence of architecture on Betty’s ceramics to her legacy as a radical sculptor.

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Betty Woodman. Sea of Japan Pillow Pitcher, 1985. 17 x 24 1/2 x 18 inches. Glazed earthenware. From the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection / Shapes From Out of Nowhere: Towards Abstraction in Clay 1890-2018: The Robert A. Ellison Junior Collection exhibition catalogue cover. Published by August Editions, January 5, 2021.
Betty Woodman. Sea of Japan Pillow Pitcher, 1985. 17 x 24 1/2 x 18 inches. Glazed earthenware. From the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection.
Betty Woodman in "Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection," February 22 - August 29, 2021

Betty Woodman in “Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 29, 2021.

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George Woodman's lifelong commitment to color is explored in Plotline 4

From his early abstract paintings to more recent painted photographs, color was a powerful and continuous thread in George Woodman’s work. Even as his focus shifted to black and white photography, Woodman never abandoned his interest in color, instead finding ways to create unexpected dialogues between and across media.

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The Woodman Family Foundation featured in Artnet News series “The Art World at Home”

Learn from our Executive Director, Lissa McClure, about ways the Foundation continues to support and steward the legacies of Betty Woodman, Francesca Woodman and George Woodman, while working from home.

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Images L to R: Francesca Woodman. Untitled, New York, 1979. 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. Chromogenic print / Francesca Woodman. Untitled, New York, 1979-80. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Francesca Woodman. Untitled, New York, 1979. 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. Chromogenic print.
Francesca Woodman: New York Works at Victoria Miro Venice, October 31-December 12

LAST CHANCE to see Francesca Woodman: New York Works in Venice this week! On view through Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Victoria Miro Venice.

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Francesca Woodman: New York Works at Victoria Miro Venice, October 31-December 12

This exhibition centers on a rare series of color photographs that Francesca Woodman staged in her New York apartment in 1979.

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