September 30, 2016
March 12, 2017
With a combination of audacious graphics, telling statistics, and provocative humor, the Guerrilla Girls, a groundbreaking feminist collective, use humor to call attention to the ways in which museums, private collectors, publications, and the art market have historically marginalized female artists and artists of color. Front Room: Guerrilla Girls features a selection of 48 protest posters, hung salon style, from the feminist collective’s Portfolio Compleat, acquired by the BMA in 2015. The portfolio is a compilation of nearly 90 projects undertaken by the group between 1985 and 2012. The Guerrilla Girls’ work is held in the collections of many prominent institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, the Tate, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Getty Institute. Among these museums are some that have been the subject of the Guerrilla Girls’ critiques.