press release

This is the first significant survey of contemporary American art to explore critical issues related to women's health. Inside Out Loud consists of 51 artworks on loan from across the country by 30 artists in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, digital, and performance art. It features established artists such as Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Tony Oursler, and Cindy Sherman, as well as younger talents Nina Katchadourian, Victoria Vesna, and others.

In the past 25 years, the subject of women's health has gained recognition across a spectrum of American culture. The term “women's health” officially entered the Index Medicus in 1991, the same year that the Office on Women's Health became an official branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Curated by Janine Mileaf, Swarthmore College, Inside Out Loud explores the parallel rise in the representation of women's health in the sphere of visual art, addressing such topics as breast cancer, AIDS, reproductive rights and technology, beauty, and aging.

Inside Out Loud is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog which is available for purchase through the museum, at the Washington University bookstore, and Left Bank Bookstore.


Inside Out Loud
Visualizing Women's Health in Contemporary Art
Kuratorin: Janine Mileaf

mit Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman, Nina Katchadourian, Victoria Vesna, Zoe Leonard, Kerry James Marshall, Jeanne Dunning, u.a.