Jennifer S. Musawwir

Author

Jennifer S. Musawwir is a feminist, has a background in Art History and lives in New York City with her husband and two children. To learn more about her art adventures near and far visit www.familyarttravel.com and https://www.instagram.com/familyarttravel/.

Articles by Jennifer

Theaster Gates, A Heavenly Chord, 2022. Leslie speakers, Hammond B3 Organ, and sound, dimensions variable. © Theaster Gates. Courtesy Theaster Gates. Photo: Jim Prinz Photography Contemporary Art

Last Chance to See: Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces

Theaster Gates is known for his urban revival and commitment to public service through the acquisition of neglected buildings around the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 1 February 2023

Contemporary Art

Xaviera Simmons Enlightens at the Queens Museum

Xaviera Simmons: Crisis Makes a Book Club at the Queens Museum in New York (open until March 5, 2023) is an expansive solo exhibition of recent work...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 22 December 2022

Installation view of Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from October 9, 2022 – February 18, 2023. Photo: Emile Askey North American Art

A Return to Just Above Midtown Gallery at MoMA

This season’s crop of museum exhibitions around New York City includes the highly-anticipated retrospective of Linda Goode Bryant’s experimental...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 5 December 2022

Women Artists

Faith Ringgold: An American Icon

Faith Ringgold is an artist, educator, storyteller, activist, and a mother. She was the subject of a major retrospective at the New Museum in New...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 26 November 2022

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (1920–2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and so much more over the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 10 October 2022

Guerrilla Girls, Benvenuti alla biennale femminista!, 2005, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA. Women Artists

Guerrilla Girls, Inc. – 35 Years and Counting

Here’s a look at the Guerrilla Girls’ feminist interventions that have kept the art world on its toes in honor of their most recent publication.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 8 October 2022

Review

Basquiat as Never Seen Before: King Pleasure in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is an immersive art experience in New York City presented by the family of the artist in a space designed by the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 27 June 2022

Installation view of Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 6-September 5, 2022). From left to right: Veronica Ryan, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 2022; Awilda Sterling-Duprey, . . . blindfolded, 2020–; Duane Linklater, a selection from the series mistranslate_wolftreeriver_ininîmowinîhk and wintercount_215_kisepîsim, 2022. Photograph by Ron Amstutz Review

Secrets Revealed at the Whitney Biennial

The return of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial exhibition marked the opening of the New York spring art season. Quiet As It’s Kept,...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 30 May 2022

Tomás Saraceno, Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web, 2022. Custom steel, wire net, wood, light, LFE, shakers, fog. Diameter: 95 feet. Artwork © Studio Tomás Saraceno. Commissioned by The Shed. Photo: Nicholas Knight. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles; Neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Andersen’s, Copenhagen; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires; and Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa. Photo courtesy The Shed. Photo courtesy The Shed. Review

Tomás Saraceno at The Shed and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Tomás Saraceno is an Argentina-born, Berlin-based artist and community activist who has filled two New York City spaces with the wonders of spider...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 14 March 2022

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 4 March 2022