Ninth Street Women and Their Legacy

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Ninth Street Women and Their Legacy

May 14, 2021 - June 26, 2021


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The Somerville Manning Gallery is excited to debut Ninth Street Women and Their Legacy, a group exhibition featuring and influenced by the women of the abstract expressionist painters of the early 50’s in NYC. 

The female Abstract Expressionist painters featured in the 9th Street Exhibition of 1951 in New York City were living and creating during one of the most turbulent social and political periods of modern times. Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting not as muses but as artists. These women not only shaped the art of postwar America, but the entire future of the artworld.

Years after this iconic exhibition, many artists work to renew the spirit of the abstract expressionist movement and build upon their legacy. In our current turbulent social and political time, artists like Marie Theres Berger, Mary Page Evans, Cheryl Levin, Melissa Meyer, and Bill Scott expand upon these well-known influences to create their own unique visual languages.

To schedule a viewing appointment for this exhibition, please visit the Sommerville Manning Gallery’s calendly link.

For more information on this event and other offerings by the Somerville Manning Gallery, check out their webpage!



May 14, 2021
June 26, 2021
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Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor, 101, Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE 19807 United States
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