Collaging in the Margins

Betty Friedan is credited with igniting the Second Wave of Feminism in 1963 with her bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique. In it, she articulated the loss of identity experienced by many women who were traditionally only valued in their roles as nurtures of home and children. Friedan called for women to throw out their pots and pans in favor of fulfilling careers in the public realm in order to create their own identities and sense of worth - and many women met the challenge.


The Feminine Mystique 50 Years Later













Marisol, Ruth, 1962.
Marisol, Dinner Date, 1963.











Vacuuming Pop Art
Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain: A Woman with Vacuum (Vacuuming Pop Art), 1966 - 1972.
Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen Sink, 1975.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1961.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1966.





















Diane Arbus, Child with Toy Hand Grenade, 1962.
Diane Arbus, Puerto Rican Woman with a Beauty Mark, 1965.