Sitting Still is the first in a three-part exhibition series exploring representations of girls in fine art. Focusing on painted portraits of girls, it showcases an impressive array of portraits that reflect upon the personal stories, experiences, and history of this group of girls and young women.
By looking at Impressionist paintings, we can grasp at what it felt like to be these girls: how they learned and worked, how they spent their spare time, and how they were affected by historical events around them.
How are we different – and similar – to girls who lived decades or centuries ago? What can the artifacts that girls left behind tell us about our present and future?
At Girl Museum, we aim to find out.