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Emilie Charmy (International Loan Exhibition)

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is organizing the first U.S. retrospective of the work of Émilie Charmy (French, 1878–1974). This exhibition proposes to rediscover the art of Charmy, one of the most original female voices of modern art in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of the past twenty years, her example has become increasingly pertinent for historians interested in gender as a key term for understanding modern culture. Comprising approximately forty paintings, the exhibition will offer a unique opportunity to survey a broad range of Charmy’s work, most of which has never before been exhibited in the United States. To accompany the exhibition, the Museum will publish a scholarly book on the artist’s practice and its place in the history of modern art with contributions by three University of Virginia faculty members: Matthew Affron (Fralin Museum and Art Department), Sarah Betzer (Art Department), and Rita Felski (English Department).

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Emilie Charmy (International Loan Exhibition)