In One Thousand and One Nights, the strong-willed Scheherazade saves herself and many other women by outsmarting a brutal king with her fascinating tales. This exhibition of paintings explores fantasy images of the seductive power of women in late 19th- and early 20th-century art, and places them next to those of real working women of the Gilded Age, who survived in a world far removed from the Orientalist dreams and supernatural settings popular with the artists of this period. But, whether real or imaginary, these women, depicted with fierce conviction by a wide range of European and American artists, retain their allure even today. Learn more about the exhibition HERE, on our blog, the Oculus.
Scheherazade and her SistersReal and Imagined Gilded Age Women from the Dijkstra CollectionJune 21, 2020 — September 20, 2020