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May Stevens: My Mothers

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May Stevens: My Mothers

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Behold May Stevens’ provocative, beautiful, and distinctly contrarian portraits on her mother figures in celebration of women’s rights.

May Stevens (Painting '46) believed that politics and artmaking were inexorably intertwined. Through figurative paintings, photocopied and collaged works, colorful political pop canvases, and somber efficient sketches, she criticized American patriarchy, championed the Civil Rights movement, and imbued Marxist ideals into everyday life. Stevens was a self-proclaimed feminist and a leading voice for women’s rights.

Born in Dorchester, MA in 1924, Stevens grew up in a working-class family. In

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Thu, Mar 23, 2023

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