does it make sense?
design quarterly #133
1986
mit press / walker art center
mildred friedman, curator
shown as displayed at
centre pompidou, paris
For the first time in the world, a museum will be displaying the feminine side of its own collections. This new presentation of the Centre Pompidou’s collections will be entirely given over to the women artists from the 20th century to the present day.



This will be the occasion for the institution, which has built up the very first collection of modern and contemporary art, to show its commitment to women artists, nationality and discipline taken together, and place them at the core of modern and contem-
porary art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Key figures such as Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Joan Mitchell and Maria-Elena Vieira da Silva rub shoulders with today’s great female creators some of whom, including Sophie Calle, Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois have been featured recently in monographic exhibitions
at the Centre Pompidou.

Exhibition was on view from 2009 thru May 2010.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.centrepompidou.fr/