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Art

Hannah Wilke

Hannah Wilke used her art to transform perceptions of the vagina, the nude female form, and her own cancer-ridden body.

Estelle Joan Sommers

Estelle Joan Sommers channeled her passion for dance into her innovative designs for Capezio’s dance and exercise clothing and her savvy management of its businesses.

Death of education advocate and art collector Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

June 14, 1954

“The schools will only be as good as we citizens desire them to be." Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

Ruth Light Braun

Ruth Light Braun captured the lived experience of Jews in New York and Palestine through her artwork in charcoal and conte crayon.

Exiled German photographer Jeanne Mandello arrives in Uruguay

July 15, 1941

Though her equipment and work was destroyed in wartime Europe, photographer Jeanne Mandello created a new life for herself in South America.

Ida Cohen Rosenthal

Ida Cohen Rosenthal not only created the modern bra, she helped found Maidenform, Inc. and make it the most successful bra manufacturer in the world.

Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson transformed the concept of sculpture from an object the audience walks around to a space the audience can enter into.

Florence Zacks Melton

Florence Zacks Melton helped create and support important adult education programs in the Jewish community as well as secular causes.

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz’s rapport with her subjects and her genius for posing them in surprising ways has led to some of the most iconic pictures of the twentieth century and has shaped our vision of celebrities.

Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber carved a unique place for herself in the world of fashion as the designer of some of the most inventive and sought-after handbags in the world.

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