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Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Plural Possibilities & the Female Body’ at the Henry Art Gallery

May 5, 2021 | 6:00 pm

Installation view of "Plural Possibilities & the Female Body" at the Henry Art Gallery
6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Join Curator Nina Bozicnik and Associate Curator of Collections Dr. Ann Poulson to discuss Plural Possibilities & the Female Body, currently on display at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry and ArtTable’s 2010 New Leadership Awardee, will introduce the discussion. Across painting, photography, and sculpture and a range of artistic strategies from abstraction to documentary, the exhibition explores the gendered construction and deconstruction of the female body and its representation, and creates a counterpoint to persistent myths and reductive ideas about femininity and gender norms. Artists include: Hannah Wilke, Kiki Smith, Chakaia Booker, Patty Chang, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Catherine Opie, Mickalene Thomas, Lisa Yuskavage, and more.


  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

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About the Speakers

Portrait of Nina BozicnikNina Bozicnik is Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, where she has organized exhibitions including most recently Bambitchell: Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2021), Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso (2019), & Between Bodies (2018-19). She has also organized presentations & projects for the museum with artists including Demian DinéYazhi´ (2018), Chris E. Vargas & the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art (2016-17), & Michelle Handelman (2015), among others. Prior to the Henry, Bozicnik held curatorial positions at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts.

Portrait of Dr. Ann PoulsonDr. Ann Poulson is the Associate Curator of Collections at the Henry Art Gallery. Before joining the Henry, she worked with international organizations in the arts, heritage, and design, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; and Sotheby’s. She received her PhD in Modern British History from King’s College London; has an MA in the same from the University of Durham, UK; an MA in Fashion History and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY; and a BA in Art History from Brigham Young University, UT.

Thank you to Lori Shepard, ArtTable New York Programming Committee member, for organizing this program.


  1. Installation view of Plural Possibilities & the Female Body, 2021, the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Photo: Jueqian Fang
  2. Nina Bozicnik, Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit.
  3. Dr. Ann Poulson, courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery


May 5, 2021
6:00 pm
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