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This exhibition, which was at the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art in Providence R.I. from July to September 2005, highlights examples of work by women of color in the museum's holdings. The theme was inspired by the prevalence of work referencing the body in contemporary pieces dating from the 1960's. The work, beautiful and compelling in its formal qualities, embodies content related to gender, religion, race, sexuality and personal relationships. The exhibition title is also a testimony to the invigorating presence these artists bring to the national and global art world-at-large.

This exhibition was co-curated by myself and Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, The RISD Museum, with James Montford. All photographs by Erik Gould © RISD Museum.

Participating Artists: Iona Rozeal Brown, Donna Bruton, Patty Chang, Milagros de la Torre, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Ana Mendieta, Beatriz Milhazes, Raquel Paiewonsky, Marta Maria Pérez Bravo, Howardena Piindell, Adrian Piper, Alison Saar, Joyce Scott, Lorna Simpson, Renée Stout, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lynn Yamamoto.

On the far left wall: Space Frame, 1968 by Howardena Pindell.

Bodies of Evidence: 
Contemporary Perspectives
Bodies of Evidence:
Contemporary Perspectives
2005