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Las Vegas: Bellagio exhibition details the struggles of women artists

Works by Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gretchen Woodman Rogers are among those at a new Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art exhibition that tells the story of the struggles women artists faced in gaining recognition.

“Painting Women: Works From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” is a collection on loan from the Boston museum.

The 34 paintings in the Las Vegas exhibition, spanning 1860 to 1950, explain how women artists had to become activists to gain opportunities in a male-dominated culture.

“‘Painting Women’ tells a powerful and emotional story detailing how women artists developed and contributed in an era when they were yet to be fully recognized,” Tarissa Tiberti, the gallery’s executive director, said in a news release. “Each of the works represents a time period when talent was underappreciated because it was assigned to gender.”

The display is arranged on a timeline that begins in the second half of the 19th century, a period when women first were accepted into formal training programs. By the mid 20th century, the women – and men too – had adopted more abstract styles.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 23. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $13 for youths 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free docent-led tours are available after 2 p.m.




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