192 Pages, fully-illustrated
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, June 6, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
Essays by Lucy Lippard, Amy Smith-Stewart, and Alexandra Schwartz.
Design: Gretchen Kraus
Production Manager: Caitlin Monachino
Copy Editor: Mary Cason
Printer: ContiTipocolor, Florence, Italy
52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone
52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 1971. 52 Artists will showcase work by the artists included in the original 1971 exhibition, alongside a new roster of twenty-six female identifying or nonbinary emerging artists, tracking the evolution of feminist art practices over the past five decades. 52 Artists will encompass the entirety of the Museum (approx. 8,000 sq. ft)—the first exhibition to do so in The Aldrich’s new building which was inaugurated in 2004.
The exhibition is organized by The Aldrich’s Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart, who selected the emerging twenty-six artists, and independent curator Alexandra Schwartz, with The Aldrich’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino.
A 192-page hardcover book, co-published with Gregory R. Miller & Co., will accompany the exhibition. This significant catalogue will include new essays by Lippard, Smith-Stewart, and Schwartz, as well as rare historical documentation of the original exhibition, images, installation views, and checklists from both the 1971 and 2022 shows.