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Starting in fall 2009, Claudia DeMonte' s Mapping Beauty traveling Retrospective with an accompanying Monograph that traces her artistic career will start its tour.

We have secured a number of new venues for exhibitions around the country beginning next year in fall 2009. In addition to the Flint Institute of Art in Michigan, the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama and the Mississippi Museum, we have secured the West Valley Art Museum in Surprise, Arizona, the Katzen Museum at American University in Washington, D.C. and the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

You may remember that Claudia DeMonte has examined the roles of women, gender and beauty in a contemporary global context in societies around the world for over 30 years. Her bodies of work include the early Corcoran Museum calendar/photo posters series from the 1970's, the 1980's brightly colored pulp paper gator board installations, the wooded and bronze Female Fetishes series which included Female Implements and Artifacts as well, the Full Closet and Real Beauty Installations, and her Women's World Quilt (completed with the women of the Tibetan tent factory in Lhasa). This Retrospective also includes 12 digital prints from each of three series of her work.

I think you also know that this artist's work has been exhibited in more than 35 countries, and is represented in over 50 museum collections including the Tucson Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Indianapolis Museum as well as numerous private collections including Herb and Dorothy Vogel, Agnes Gund, Vera List, Irving Sandler, Ruth Horiwich, Penny McCall, Sandy Duncan, Jack Nicholson, and Gavin MacLeod. DeMonte's work is included in the Corporate Collections of MTV, Prudential Life Insurance, Exxon, Hyatt Regency Hotels, Citibank, Twentieth Century Fund, and Siemens. She has long been included in Who's Who in American Art as well as Who's Who in America.

Claudia DeMonte is a consummate chronicler of the global progress of women. She has authored and curated WOMEN OF THE WORLD: A Global Collection of Art. This exhibition has traveled internationally to 24 venues, and is accompanied by a book-length catalogue published by Pomegranate Press. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, and has been named a Distinguished Scholar/Teacher and Art Program Director at the New School for Social Research.



Nordstrand Gallery, Wayne St. Un., Wayne, Nebraska, Jan. 18 - Feb 10
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, April 10 - Aug 29, 2010
Mobile Museum of Art –Alabama, April 30 - July 11, 2010
West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona, Oct. 8 - Nov. 28
Katzen Center for the Arts, American University, Washing, D.C., Nov - Dec 31


Flint Institute of Art - Flint, Michigan, Sept. 5 - Nov. 1
University of New Haven -New Haven, Ct. Oct. 1 - Oct. 29