Southeast Missouri State University

"Visionary Women Artists: Selections from the Wells Fargo Art Collection" will be on display beginning Aug. 2 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.

The public is invited to attend its opening reception from 5-8 p.m. First Friday, Aug. 2. The exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 27. Admission is free.

A gallery talk by Dr. Joni Hand, assistant professor of art history at Southeast Missouri State University, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 10. The talk will focus on a few of the women represented in this exhibition and how truly visionary they were for their time. The exhibit's 47 prints and photographs cover a broad spectrum, ranging from abstract expressionist pieces to more contemporary work by women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Some of the artists featured are Berenice Abbott, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Imogen Cunningham, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Dorothea Lange, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith and Pat Steir.

Many of these artists are the best-known and most important female artists of the 20th century. They are considered to have been revolutionary because of their efforts to portray women equally in the art world.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau, Mo., office of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast's River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.

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