women artists exhibition

Exhibition graphics and merchandise for the Speed Art Museum's presentation of the traveling exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism emphasize the boldness of these women who made their way as artists in Paris in the late 19th century.

exhibition graphics

The exhibition graphics transformed a modern lobby space with concrete walls into something that evoked 19th century Paris.

 The starting point of the exhibition design is an elevator door in the middle of a wall using the exterior of the École des Beaux-Arts, an art school in Paris that women were not allowed to study in for a long time. Since the women whose work is shown in the exhibition faced so much opposition, the elevator symbolizes that today, as their art is celebrated, the doors are being thrown open.

The starting point of the exhibition design is an elevator door in the middle of a wall using the exterior of the École des Beaux-Arts, an art school in Paris that women were not allowed to study in for a long time. Since the women whose work is shown in the exhibition faced so much opposition, the elevator symbolizes that today, as their art is celebrated, the doors are being thrown open.

 Opposite the elevator door is an image of Paris, creating the feeling of an outdoor space in the lobby area, before you enter the exhibition.  Photo by Rhianna Terrien.

Opposite the elevator door is an image of Paris, creating the feeling of an outdoor space in the lobby area, before you enter the exhibition. Photo by Rhianna Terrien.

Inside the exhibition, just around the corner from the lobby, a photo of Berthe Morisot's studio introduces what feels like an indoor space. The image of her studio is opposite her self portrait, one of the artworks in the exhibition. Right photo by Rhianna Terrien.

 After the exhibition's exit, a large photo of women artists in a studio provided the perfect backdrop for the pop-up store of exhibition merchandise for sale on the weekends.

After the exhibition's exit, a large photo of women artists in a studio provided the perfect backdrop for the pop-up store of exhibition merchandise for sale on the weekends.

paint like a girl

In support of the exhibition, this bold, custom type slogan made is way onto various merchandise. It began as letters painted on paper (by a girl) that were scanned and manipulated to create the final vector design.

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