Women’s International Study Center is proud to present a solo exhibition of Gail Levin, respected art biographer and artist based in New York. Her show, “Gail Levin: A Collage Memoir” will be open the week of April 7 – 10, 2015 at the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Annex Gallery. The Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5 PM.

Please join us for the closing reception on Friday, April 10 from 5 – 7 PM.

Levin will be showing two collections: “On NOT Becoming an Artist” a collage memoir of Levin’s life and “Food for Thought”. The collages in “Food for Thought” begin with Levin’s reference to the French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), who said, “You are what you eat,” and go on to examine such food issues as GMO (genetically modified organisms), the effect of the pesticide Roundup, the truth about sugar, and gluten intolerance.  a set of images that reflects Levin’s cross-country journey from New York to Santa Barbara by car and the huge effort necessary to seek out gluten-free food.

The exhibition and reception are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


El Museo Cultural: Santa Fe Railyard

555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat  1 – 5 PM




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About the Fellow

Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. The acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper, she is author of many books and articles on this artist, including the catalogue raisonné and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. Her work on twentieth century and contemporary art has won international acclaim, been widely published, and translated in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Scholarly articles range from the theory of artists’ biographies to explorations of the intersection of American and Asian cultural studies. She has also focused on the art of Jewish women artists in historical context. Her interest in women artists led to biographies of Judy Chicago (2007) and of Lee Krasner (2011). Her most recent project, Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, includes a book, (2013) a comprehensive website, and a touring exhibition and is the product of her collaboration with several scholars including her doctoral students at the Graduate Center. Gail Levin is also an artist and photographer. While in-residence, Levin will be expanding her current body of work On NOT Becoming an Artist and preparing the collection for publication in a book as well as continue research on Marsden Hartley at the Acequia Madre House Archives.