Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museum of Art and The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest
Pennsylvania invite the public to celebrate International Women’s Day by participating in a lunchtime
docent-led tour of the 14 women artists whose work is included in the 2004–5 Carnegie International.
The tour will be held Tuesday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. and is free with museum admission. Interested
participants should meet at the Museum of Art shop in the museum’s Scaife lobby. Reservations are not necessary.
Established in 1910 to honor the movement of women’s rights and to assist in achieving universal
suffrage for women, International Women’s Day, March 8, is today commemorated at the United Nations and designated
a national holiday in many countries.
In addition to 14 female artists in the 2004–5 Carnegie International, the show was also organized
by a woman, Laura Hoptman. “Over the past 20 years in the field of contemporary art, women’s voices—artists as
well as curators—have increasingly been heard,” says Hoptman. “The percentage of women in the 2004–5 International
quite simply reflects the huge contribution that women make to the contemporary art discourse today.” Hoptman
is the third female curator since the exhibition’s inception in 1896. (Lynne Cooke, co–curator of the 1991
Carnegie International, was the first and Madeleine Grynsztejn, organizer of the 1999–2000
Carnegie International, was the second.)
“We are thrilled to partner with the museum to focus attention on this exciting group of artists.
Laura Hoptman has created an International that includes some of the most exciting contemporary artists working
today. The fact that the exhibition includes a significant percentage of women artists from around the globe is
an accomplishment deserving of praise and celebration,” says Heather Arnet, executive director of The Women and
Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania. The Foundation is an independent community foundation that promotes
equity for women and girls in the region. “While there is still work to be done to achieve equity for women
working in the visual arts, this tour will be a wonderful way for women and men to honor international women
artists and support the museum’s excellent work in bridging the gender gap” says Arnet.
The 14 women artists comprise approximately 40% of the 37 artists in this
year’s International. They are:
Tomma Abts (b. 1967, Kiel, Germany. Lives in London, England)
Mamma Andersson (b. 1962, Luleå, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden)
Chiho Aoshima (b. 1974, Tokyo, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan)
Lee Bontecou (b. 1931, Providence, Rhode Island. Lives in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania)
Kathy Butterly (b. 1963, Amityville, New York. Lives in New York, New York)
Anne Chu (b. 1959, New York, New York. Lives in New York, New York)
Trisha Donnelly (b. 1974, San Francisco, California. Lives in Port of Spain, Trinidad and London, England)
Isa Genzken (b. 1948, Bad Oldesloe, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany)
Rachel Harrison (b. 1966, New York, New York. Lives in New York, New York)
Katarzyna Kozyra (b. 1963, Warsaw, Poland. Lives in Warsaw and Berlin, Germany)
Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lives in New York, New York)
Senga Nengudi (b. 1943, Chicago, Illinois. Lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1957, Trad, Thailand. Lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Eva Rothschild (b. 1972, Dublin, Ireland. Lives in London, England)
Major support for the 2004–5 Carnegie International has been provided by the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable
Trust Fund and The Henry L. Hillman Fund. Additional generous gifts and grants have been provided by Friends of the
Carnegie International; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development; Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley R. Gumberg; Kraus Family Foundation; National City; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts;
Sheila and Milt Fine; and The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Major gifts have also been provided by The Grable Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts;
the LLWW Foundation; the Woodmere Foundation; and The Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, Inc.
Additional support has been provided by TIAA–CREF; The Broad Art Foundation; Pro Helvetia,
The Arts Council of Switzerland; Hansen Foundation; The Trust for Mutual Understanding; The Japan Foundation;
British Council; The MAT Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Insitut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V.; American–Scandinavian
Foundation; Ziba and Pierre de Weck; David Teiger; Kelly Custom Furniture; Stanley Communications; The
Government of Flanders, Belgium; and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.