Women's Work


The female gaze is a force to be reckoned with in this stunning show of 125 works by 75 women artists whose work spans nearly a century (1909–2007). ELLES: WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, reflects the world through a distinctly feminine filter, and in doing so offers a completely different version of 20th-century art history. Featuring daring painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists you’ve heard of (including Frida Kahlo, Diane Arbus, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin) and countless others you’ll be happy to meet for the first time, the work is shocking, funny, disturbing, sexual, poignant and exuberant. Times and prices vary. Opens 10/11. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100; seattleartmuseum.org.