3rd May 2022

Dulwich Picture Gallery | Reframed: The Woman in the Window

Dulwich Picture Gallery | Reframed: The Woman in the Window
Girl by a Window, 1964, oil on board

4 May – 4 September 2022

Featuring artworks from ancient civilisations to present day, the exhibition will bring together over 50 works by artists including Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread to reveal how artists have long used the motif to elicit a particular kind of response ranging from empathy to voyeurism.

Featuring sculpture, painting, print, photography, film and installation art, the exhibition will identify the key geographic locations, cultures and time periods for which the ‘woman in the window’ had a particular meaning and what the motif reveals about issues of gender and visibility. 

Highlights will include ancient works on loan from The British Museum, Louise Bourgeois’ My Blue Sky (1989-2003), David Hockney’s The Tower Had One Window (1969), Howard Hodgkin’s Girl by a Window (1964) and Girl at a Window (1645) by Rembrandt, the initial point of inspiration for the exhibition. 

The exhibition is curated by Dr Jennifer Sliwka (King’s College London). It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue written by Dr Jennifer Sliwka.

Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road
SE21 7AD

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