A WOMAN'S WORK

Two exhibits focus on powerful women of the 1970s

The political activist Gloria Steinem and model Beverly Johnson were both groundbreaking pioneers in the feminist movement: One battled for women's rights by being vocal on the main stage, while the other fought with her breathtaking looks, becoming one of the first black models to grace the covers of fashion magazines. Both women are featured in the joint photography exhibition portraying women of the '70s at the Steven Kasher Gallery: Cynthia MacAdams: Feminist Portraits, 1974–1977 explores pioneering female artists, activists, and intellectuals, as well as everyday women including Steinem, Kate Millett, Judy Chicago, and Jane Fonda, while Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Supermodels of the '70s and '80s looks at feminine beauty and aging by placing images shot in 2009 of models such as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, and Johnson beside portraits of them at the height of their modeling careers. And, yes, they still look fabulous.
Feb. 3-27, 2010
 
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