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Jessica Campbell’s Heterodoxy and American Proto-Feminism

Amidst the smoke and amiable din of Polly’s, a popular Greenwich Village restaurant on MacDougal Street, a group of New York City women met in 1912 to form a feminist club called “Heterodoxy.” The typical denizens of Polly’s were bohemians, anarchists, artists, writers, actors, and so forth, including Emma Goldman and Sherwood Anderson.read more.

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Bisa Butler: In Her Massive Quilts, Look for the Details

Back in the spring of 2020 – during the height of COVID craziness – a friend told me I must see the show “Bisa Butler: Portraits” at the Katonah Museum of Art, so I went. I was a bit nervous about it, but fidgety and feeling cooped up, I traveled north from Manhattan to Westchester County (NY). That was the start of my infatuation with Bisa Butler’s extraordinary art.… read more.

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