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Art & Design

 Marilyn Minter’s Sensual Photorealism at the Brooklyn Museum

Decades before the rise of foodie culture and the assertion that “the future is female,” artist Marilyn Minter was creating paintings, photographs, and videos that vibrantly depicted food and the female body. The first ever retrospective of her work, Pretty/Dirty at the Brooklyn Museum through April 2nd, spans 1969 through 1986. The images remain as evocative as ever.

On Thursday nights, thanks to Squarespace, enjoy complimentary admission and view Minter’s show gratis. Learn about her contentious relationship with the fashion industry, how the critics have shifted their opinions of her work, and her pubic hair shoot for Playboy that the magazine never published.

The show is part of a larger series, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism, at the Brooklyn Museum. Through early 2018, the institution will present diverse visions of feminism and feminist art through extensive public programming and various exhibitions.

 

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