Retinal Hysteria (curated by Robert Storr)
Venus Over Manhattan
39 & 55 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012
November 16, 2023 - January 13, 2024

Beginning November 16, 2023, Venus Over Manhattan will present "Retinal Hysteria," an expansive two-venue exhibition curated by Robert Storr, who was previously Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, and Dean of the Yale University School of Art.


Friends and Lovers
The FLAG Art Foundation
45 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
October 6, 2023 - January 20, 2024

Friends & Lovers is an expansive group exhibition that centers on relationships between artists and their subjects and explores the infinite ways, both past and present, we are influenced by our inner circles. Just as a studio visit opens a window into an artist’s creative process, who they choose to immortalize through paint, bronze, photography, etc. similarly provides insight into who serves as their inspiration, be that a lover, partner, family member, friend, celebrity crush, or a fleeting encounter.  

Patricia Cronin’s Memorial to a Marriage, modeled 2002, cast 2015, was created at a time when same-sex marriage was illegal in the U.S. Depicting Cronin and her partner, fellow artist Deborah Kass, lying in bed, embraced in each other's arms, Memorial to a Marriage is equal parts a protest, a love letter, and a headstone for their burial plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.


The world’s first LGBTQ+ VR Museum is pleased to announce Patricia Cronin, as the Artistic Director of the Award Winning museum
July 16 2023

Patricia Cronin is New York based award winning interdisciplinary visual artist whose paintings, sculptures and public art examine issues of gender, sexuality, and social justice. In 2002, Cronin created Memorial To A Marriage, the world’s first Marriage Equality monument and it is the centrepiece of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum.

Cronin’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, including Shrine For Girls at the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy that traveled to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, the LAB Gallery, Dublin, Ireland and Catherijne Convent Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Other solo exhibitions were presented at the American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy, Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, and the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.

Cronin is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; and Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL, and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, among others.

She is Distinguished Professor of Art at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.


CUNY Board of Trustees Names Three Brooklyn College Faculty Members Distinguished Professors
Brooklyn College
July 17 2023

Patricia Cronin, Jason Eckardt, and David Grubbs earn the highest academic honor that CUNY can offer faculty who demonstrate outstanding merit and accomplishment in their field.

Brooklyn College is proud to announce that three professors from the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts—Patricia Cronin, David Grubbs, and Jason Eckardt—have been designated Distinguished Professors by the CUNY Board of Trustees, the highest academic honor that CUNY can offer faculty.


Brooklyn's 50 Most Fascinating People 2023
Brooklyn Magazine
July 8 2023

Why we’re fascinated: Because for decades she has been challenging viewers to confront their assumptions about women’s experiences. Cronin is best known for “Memorial to a Marriage” at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, a bronze mortuary sculpture created when same-sex marriage was still illegal. It depicts Cronin with her wife, embracing beneath a bedsheet, and sits atop their future burial plot. Arguably the “world’s first marriage equality monument,” it is both intimate and epic. More recent works — like “Shrine for Girls,” which commemorates three groups of young martyrs, and “Aphrodite Reimagined,” inspired by a fragmentary first-century broken torso of the goddess — provide vital commentary on how we understand the narratives around women’s histories and bodies.


Full programme announced for 37th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2023
British Film Institute
February 15 2023

Over the first four days of the festival, we will be presenting BFI Flare Expanded – a selection of four immersive art and virtual reality works from boundary-pushing LGBTQIA+ artists, working across emerging technologies such as interactive virtual reality, screen-based installations and 3D-scanning. Exploring themes of identity, belonging, self- expression and vulnerability, these powerful and visionary works aim to shift perspectives and give new insight into our increasingly complex world.

LGBTQ+ VR Museum – Conceived by acclaimed British creative technologist Antonia Forster, along with Thomas Terkildsen, this immersive project is the world’s first virtual reality museum. Containing 3D scans of personal artifacts chosen by people in the LGBTQ+ community and accompanied by stories told in their own words.


BFI Flare: seven movies to see at the UK’s biggest queer film festival
TimeOut London
February 15 2023

The UK’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, BFI Flare, is back next month with its usual cargo of the best in new queer cinema, retro gems, talks, discussions, parties and the odd packed dancefloor. If you’re into queer cinema or just want to connect with this inclusive, welcoming community, a trip or two down to the South Bank beckons.

It opens at BFI Southbank on March 15 with ‘The Stroll’. This groundbreaking story of transgender sex workers in New York City’s Meatpacking District is followed by 57 more feature films, as well as 90 shorts. And because that’s a lot of films and there’s only one of you, we asked BFI Flare’s senior film programmer Michael Blyth to help narrow down the choices a little. Here’s seven more films to look out for.


6 memorials built by women—and the love stories behind them
National Geographic
February 13 2023

While many fine buildings were famously constructed by men to celebrate their beloveds—from India’s Taj Mahal to Italy’s Torrechiara Castle—there are few such tributes commissioned by women. Those that do exist were built by women who had to buck tradition or challenge societal norms.

In order to honor their darlings with temples, tombs, sculptures, and stepwells, they broke royal customs, protested equality laws, or shifted architectural trends. Here are six sites around the world where women have dared to memorialize their love.


PBS World’s Greatest Cemeteries Series
Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Season 2, Episode 206, 26 min 46 sec

Join Host/Producer Roberto Mighty and tour a National Historic Landmark. New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of legends — Duke Ellington, Herman Melville, Bat Masterson, Celia Cruz, Dorothy Parker, Madame C. J. Walker, Miles Davis, Jokichi Takamine and Irving Berlin. Gilded age monuments, towering mausoleums, modern sculptures and exquisite landscaping grace this tree-lined urban oasis.


20th Anniverary of Memorial to a Marriage
The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
3800 Jerome Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Recognized for having the “largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country,” The Woodlawn Cemetery (est. 1863) encourages lot owners to create personalized memorials. One of the most significant works of art in the cemetery’s collection is Memorial to A Marriage, a full-sized depiction of artist Patricia Cronin and her wife in a lovers’ embrace. Over the course of its twenty-year history, laws have changed, and culture has changed, making the sculpture the world’s first Marriage Equality monument. On Sunday, November 6th, the Woodlawn Conservancy will host a series of walks and talks to celebrate the contribution the work has made to memorial art.


A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9
(Curated by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens)
David Zwirner
519 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
September 9 - October 15, 2022

David Zwirner and Performance Space New York are pleased to present a group exhibition organized by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in New York. They will create a living exhibition exploring the dynamics between performance and painting. The unconventional design, conceived collaboratively by the four artist-organizers, examines how time is manifested on and off the canvas and invokes both risk and serendipity.


A Look Inside Newly Opened The Ned NoMad Membership Club And Hotel Through Renowned Curator Richie Akiva
July 30, 2022

The nearly 300-piece collection spans the public and members-only spaces throughout the building and features a list of prominent names from the New York art scene with a mix of museum-level talent as well as newer voices including Patricia Cronin, Rashid Johnson, Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, Hank Willis Thomas, Glenn Ligon, Kevin Beasley, Cassi Namoda and Ariel Mitchell.

Cronin who has several pieces in the collection including Zenobia in Chains and Beatrice Cenci tells me, “The Ned NoMad’s beautiful Beaux-Arts building is the perfect context for my watercolors of the Neo-classical marble sculptures made by the first professional female sculptor, Harriet Hosmer. Ghosts from the past updated for today when women continue to push forward to take up public space.”


The History and Future of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum
June 29, 2022

The LGBTQ+ VR Museum is home to 15 3D scanned objects with audio information, as well as 25 2D artworks with written information, all contributed by LQBTQ+ creators who wanted to tell their stories through the VR Museum. These artworks surround a lifesize 3D scan of the three-ton marble “Memorial to a Marriage” by artist Patricia Cronin depicting her and her wife Deborah Kass.

“The statue … was created 20 years ago when gay marriage wasn’t legal,” Forster explained that only death documents recorded same-sex relationships at the time. “Patricia created the piece as a mortuary sculpture, as an elegant, permanent protest to ensure that her and her partner’s relationship would be acknowledged, and treated with dignity, even after their death.”

The physical monument, which Forster called “the first and only LGBTQ+ marriage equality monument in the world,” is located at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx on a plot pre-purchased by Cronin. Laws changed, and the couple was able to legally marry – and both are still alive. “But,” says Forster, “the piece remains an extremely important part of LGBTQ+ cultural history.”


I Visited the World's First Virtual LGBTQ Museum
June 17, 2022

The LGBTQ+ VR Museum is one example of queer people carving out their own space in an often hostile world.

Stepping inside the museum, the experience of entering an alternate reality transcends the technical beauty of its pristine surfaces and colourful exhibits. It’s my first time using a Meta Quest 2 headset, and its immersive quality is certainly sufficient to convince me I’m about to fall off the step to the garden outside on more than one occasion. But what’s truly remarkable is the sense of occupying a queer space which isn’t a temporary loan, when LGBTQ+ events are so often stuffed into straight-leaning dive bars, standard art venues, or otherwise makeshift DIY affairs. It’s a dedicated space, and one that you realise the UK is severely lacking after the headset comes off.

Some people have waited longer than others for these moments. New York-based artist Patricia Cronin contributed a virtual rendition of the marble statue she created in 2002; titled Memorial to a Marriage, it depicts Cronin and her partner Deborah locked in an embrace to mark their love after death, at a time when they couldn’t marry. It remains the world’s first and only marriage equality monument. “The challenge of this work was to strike a balance between a high level of formal execution and pointed political protest,” she can be heard explaining in the museum. “What I couldn’t have in life, I would have forever in death.”


LGBTQ + VR Museum Wins New Voices Award at Tribeca Film Festival in the Immersive Competition!
New York, NY
June 16, 2022

For bearing witness to ordinary and extraordinary stories that might otherwise be ignored. For creating an intuitive and compelling virtual space that opens up new possibilities for immersion and community, the New Voices Award goes to the LGBTQ+ VR

LGBTQ + VR Museum is the world's first virtual reality museum dedicated to celebrating the stories and artwork of LGBTQ people by preserving queer personal histories. The museum contains 3D scans of touching personal artifacts, from wedding shoes to a teddy bear, chosen by people in the LGBTQ community and accompanied by their stories told in their own words. The in-person version presented at Tribeca is a never-before-seen multiplayer biometric experience controlled by users’ emotions in real-time. Project Creators: Antonia Forster and Thomas Terkildsen. Producer: Albert Millis. Key Contributor: Patricia Cronin.


VR LGBTQ+ Museum Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY
June 10-19, 2022

Virtual reality LGBTQ+ museum wows art lovers at Tribeca Festival
CBS New York
June 10, 2022

NEW YORK -- A groundbreaking exhibition at this year’s Tribeca Festival is dedicated to the LGBTQ community by collecting and preserving personal histories.

A larger-than-life sculpture portrays the artist who sculpted it, Patricia Cronin, and her wife, artist Deborah Kass. It was placed at Woodlawn Cemetery 20 years ago.

“So I depicted Deborah and myself with dignity,” Cronin said. “So it’s three tons of marble of the two of us.”

Full-size replicas of the work, titled “Memorial to Marriage,” are in museums around the world, but now it’s also in a virtual reality one.

“It makes me so proud to have the first marriage equality monument in the first VR LGBT museum,” Cronin said.


Road Trip Close to Home: National LGBTQ+ landmark Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx
June 9, 2022

The Woodlawn Cemetery is a designated national historic landmark. As a part of NYC Pride Month, the Woodlawn Conservancy will be hosting trolley tours to the sites of historic LGBTQ+ New Yorkers.

Woodlawn Cemetery is listed as one of the many spots to visit on the NYC LGBTQ+ Historic Sites Project. The project was founded five years ago and lists 400 places where visitors can go to learn about the gay community’s impactful history and its notable figures.


Women’s Work: 19th Century Women Artists and Their Legacy
Lyndhurst Castle
635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
May 26 - September 26, 2022

‘Women’s Work’ seeks to establish the influence of handwork tradition through the work of contemporary women artists. Placing examples of traditional women’s work in conversation with the contemporary art that was directly influenced by this tradition, allows us to establish the pervasiveness of the traditional influence among contemporary artists and show the broad diversity of traditional handcraft mediums. Observing these objects side-by-side allows viewers to re-evaluate these historic works and understand them as the art objects they were always intended to be.


Danish researcher's wild virtual LGBTQ + museum has been nominated for a prestigious award
May 6, 2022

The marble statue 'Memorial of a marriage' is one of the main attractions at the LGBTQ + VR Museum.

The statue, ‘Memorial to a Marriage’, was created by Patricia Cronin and shows herself and her wife, but was created back in 2002, when it was not legal to enter into a marriage with one of the same sex.

“For us, the goal is to provide a space where stories from this environment can be told. It is rarely the stories of the marginalized that we get told in the classical museums, which most often make room for the stories of the white, gay, heterosexual men, «says Thomas Terkildsen and continues: “None of us had the opportunity to make a physical museum, but we wanted to do something to unfold these stories. There, the virtual space is obvious. "


E Pluribus: Out of Many: 190th Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Curated by Dr. Kelli Morgan (online)
November 23 - 30, 2021

In 1782 the United States adopted e pluribus unum (out of many, one) as its motto, signaling the country’s global emergence as a new, united nation comprised of thirteen different colonies with very diverse populations. Behind the Latin phrase was the great American ideal of unity through diversity, an ideal so epic in the framers’ minds that it completely disregarded the abject oppression and violence committed against indigenous, enslaved, women, immigrant, poor, and disabled Americans.

As we navigate our contemporary moment and the various ways that the COVID-19 pandemic, continuous demands for social justice and racial equity, and the 2020 presidential election have manifested as vestiges of America’s inability to fully realize its initial motto, e pluribus: Out of Many, the 190th Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design purposely omits unum from its title to explore whether unity or oneness can truly be achieved in a nation founded upon principles that have always been inherently flawed and discriminatory when applied to its citizenry. Hence, the show asks: What new futures can we create if we end our pursuit of a mythological national unity and accept our reality as an incongruent collective?


Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity
Co-edited by Joanna Robotham and Branko Van Oppen, Ph.D.
Essay by Seth Pevnick, Ph.D., Interview by Joanna Robotham
Tampa Museum of Art, 2021

As the inaugural artist invited to respond to the Tampa Museum of Art’s Anquities Collection in the museum’s new bi-annual Conversations with the Collection series, Contemporary Artist Patricia Cronin was commissioned to create a new work. Focusing on a life size Aphrodite (1st c.e.) fragment, Cronin’s Aphrodite Reimagined envisioned her as a completed monumental cult statue with translucent missing parts hand sculpted and reconstructed. Sometimes appearing whole and other times with the changing light, appearing more fractured as a comment on our shifting certainties about truth and history. Additionally, Cronin created her first multi-layered acrylic assemblage paintings and glass works, addressing themes of gender, subverted historical approaches to statuary and reinvented ideas about the human, the heroic and the divine. This exhibition catalogue includes essays by Seth Pevnick, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art and an interview by Joanna Robotham, Curator of Contemporary Art.

24 color reproductions, 34 pp.


Chart Gallery, New York, NY
July 15 - August 27, 2021

CHART is pleased to present Horses?, a group exhibition exploring depictions of the horse and its related cultures in the context of contemporary art history. The exhibition features a group of thirty-four multigenerational artists, including historic works as well as pieces by contemporary artists commissioned specifically for this show. By employing diverse media and practices of representational and non-representational conventions, each artist creates their unique interpretation of this traditional subject matter

On view in the exhibition will be the fifth iteration of Patricia Cronin’s seminal Tack Room, 1997-2021, a large-scale installation which premiered at White Columns (1998) reinstalled at Real Art Ways (1999), University of Buffalo Gallery (2004) and the Armory Show (2017). Tack Room is a replica of the storage/locker room area in a horse barn, filled with a plethora of equine accoutrements and paraphernalia. Within the 100 square foot room, floor to ceiling, there are works by the artist related to equine culture, postcards depicting horses painted by Degas, Delacroix, a framed print of Rosa Bonheur’s “The Horse Fair,” a whole assortment of riding equipment and clothing, centerfolds from erotic magazines, equine themed collectibles and other horse girl objects of obsession. The items in the installation are loaded with double entendres, multiple meanings highlighting the suggestive undertones that exist within much of horse culture related specifically to gender, eroticism and class. As per custom, a Patricia Cronin, Tack Room (1998) interior view, Armory Show 2017 new item will be added to the Tack Room with this 2021 installation at CHART.


The Miraculous: New York 58. (Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx)
The Brooklyn Rail
June 2021

Provided with a generous grant from a private foundation, an artist creates a realistic, larger-than-life-size marble sculpture of herself and her life-partner embracing in bed, naked except for a sheet artfully draped across their midsections. The pose is inspired by Le Sommeil, Courbet’s scandalous painting of lesbian reverie, which itself was inspired by Baudelaire’s equally scandalous poem, “Femmes Damnées (Delphine et Hippolyte).” Once finished, the sculpture, which the artist titles Memorial to a Marriage, is transported to Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx where it is permanently installed on a plot where she and her lover plan to be buried. At this time same-sex marriage is illegal in all 50 States. “What I can’t have in life,” the artist explains in an interview, “I will have forever, in death.”


How a VR Museum Will Tell LGBTQ+ Stories
The Information
June 28 2021

A few years ago, Forster made waves with a TED talk on diversity in sexuality and gender in the animal kingdom by pushing back against the notion that heterosexuality and monogamy are natural norms.

While Forster has since moved on from zoology research, she has forged a path that integrates LGBTQ+ advocacy into explorations of virtual reality. In her role at Unity, Forster leads regular talks on topics like VR training and 3D scanning. Forster now is aiming to launch a personal project before the end of July that unites her activism and her expertise in immersive technology.

The LGBTQ+ VR museum, a first-of-its-kind exhibit, will be viewable using VR headsets like the Quest 2. The digital museum collects images of artwork from LGBTQ+ artists around the world, exhibited alongside 3D scans of real-world objects. Each object will be accompanied by an audio recording from its contributor explaining the object’s ties to their personal journey—how it was integral to their coming out, or how it was attached to a feeling of gender euphoria.


Mary Magdalene: The Exhibition (curated by Dr. Lieke Wijnia)
Museum Catherijne Convent, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
June 25, 2021 - January 9, 2022

From 25 June 2021 to 9 January 2022 Museum Catharijneconvent will be shining a spotlight on Mary Magdalen. This special exhibition will introduce the visitor to the rich, paradoxical and constantly evolving imagery surrounding this mysterious biblical figure. From the time of the New Testament to the present day, Mary Magdalen has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists.

In addition to masterpieces from Museum Catharijneconvent itself there will be loans of superb works from national and international museums. We have embarked on joint ventures with the Rijksmuseum, Teylers Museum in Haarlem and the Amsterdam Museum, which will be lending us works by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Ary Scheffer. We have also asked for contributions from The National Gallery in London, Tate Britain, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition will be showing visitors how Mary Magdalen appeared down the ages, with connections between Old Master and contemporary art. Works by Marlene Dumas, David LaChapelle and Patricia Cronin will be playing an important part in this broad historical sweep.


The Faces of Mary Magdalene: From Fallen Woman to Feminist Icon | Culture
Light Home
June 25, 2021

Few women are immediately recognizable by name alone in history, much less religiously. Mary Magdalene appears in all four Gospels. She was the first to see the risen Christ, and was commissioned to tell others. Represented by artists as a young woman with long loose hair, she has even starred in the so-called Golden Legend, according to which she emigrated to France thanks to divine providence. His image has been adapted to the doctrine and mentality of the time, and has reached popular culture, with reinterpretations as striking as that of the television Kim Kardashian, white dove in hand and profusion of makeup. Or that of the singer Lady Gaga, in the video of her song Judas. Strong and suffering, in ecstasy and close at the same time, Magdalena vertebrates the exhibition that opens this Friday at the Catharijneconvent Museum, a former monastery of the Order of Malta, in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The exhibition underlines for the first time the contemporary footprint of a saint whose liturgical feast – July 22 – has been a mandatory memorial since 2016 on the Roman calendar by order of Pope Francis.


Patricia Cronin: Aphrodite Reimagined
A conversation with curators Dr. Seth Pevnick and Dr. Branko van Oppen de Ruiter

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL
May 23 2021

In honor of the Tampa Museum of Art’s formal acquisition of Aphrodite Reimagined, by Patricia Cronin, join us for a special conversation between the artist and Dr. Seth Pevnick, former Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art at TMA and currently the Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Moderated by Dr. Branko van Oppen, Consulting Curator of Ancient Art at the Tampa Museum of Art, this conversation will explore the inspiration and creation of Cronin’s monumental sculpture of the goddess of love and beauty.


Tampa Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of Aphrodite Reimagined
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL
March 24 2021


In Conversation with Patricia Cronin
Lesbians are Miracles
March 11, 2021

This March, in arm’s reach of that first, hopeful glimmer at the end of what has been a long and dark tunnel, we celebrate going inward—to reconnect with our imagination, our inspiration, our joy, our creativity, our power.

The work in this issue represents the divine, the fantastical, the surreal, the sublime. It is a reflection of the daydreams and fantasies that sustain us through our struggles, upsets, and setbacks. As winter gives way to spring and we begin once again to venture outside of our homes and ourselves, may we keep the playful, uninhibited, inquisitive, adventurous spirit of our inner child never too far from reach.


The Importance of Patricia Cronin's Memorial to a Marriage
February 26, 2021

The matter of representation has been explored by numerous artists, especially the ones belonging to social groups that were or still are exposed to oppression such as the queer community. Despite the fact things have changed since the 1969 Stonewalls Riots, the American society did not recognize LGBTQ+ people legally in terms of their right to practice marriage until 2015.

The struggle to earn rights any person should be eligible to has been decades-long and caused different artists to articulate the situation through their work. The most illustrious example that marks an array of emotions related to systematic oppression and critical of the heteronormative gaze is the sculpture titled Memorial to a Marriage by the acclaimed American multimedia artist Patricia Cronin.


Art For Romantics:
Patricia Cronin, Memorial To A Marriage
The Art Doctor
February 11, 2021

Romance is just as present in art as it is in literature – so for St Valentine’s Day, The Art Doctor is prescribing you a strengthening dose of the heavy stuff: true love, WITH obstacles.


The Power of Patricia Cronin's
'Memorial to a Marriage'
Art UK
February 1, 2021

Please join us for our third installment of Common Ground featuring artist Patricia Cronin, and curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Nur Sobers-Khan, and Jasmine Wahi with Maura Reilly for a conversation on Curatorial Activism. We will close with a poetry reading by Sara Deniz Akant.

In Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, on the upper balcony, there is a sculpture that takes most viewers by surprise.

Cast in bronze, the sculpture shows a couple lying together on a soft bed, heads resting on a pillow with hair splayed around them. One figure lies flat on their back, knee bent upwards – the other dozing figure, tuned on their right side, reaches their left arm around their partner, their head cradled into their partner's shoulder. The sleeping pair are encompassed in a bedsheet, draped and twisted around their legs, revealing their feet and toes touching.


Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity
Keynote lecture
on the occasion of Pompeii: The Immortal City exhibition
Downtown Arts District, Orlando, FL
January 14, 2021

New York based multidisciplinary artist Patricia Cronin discusses how Art History has inspired her feminist artistic practice for over 25 years. From Ancient Greek sculpture to 19th Neo-classical sculpture, from intimate watercolors to large assemblage paintings, Cronin’s aesthetic strategy breathes new life into traditional images and forms in time honored artists’ materials by injecting her specific contemporary content into them. This talk will also focus on her exhibition Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity, the inaugural Conversations with the Collection series exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art, including Aphrodite Reimagined, a 21st-century/ancient hybrid, monumental cult statue of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, commissioned by the museum. Cronin will discuss how exploring the past will continue to illuminate the present and forge a way forward.


Curatorial Activism:
A Conversation with Maura Reilly & Friends
The Brooklyn Rail
September 17, 2020

Please join us for our third installment of Common Ground featuring artist Patricia Cronin, and curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Nur Sobers-Khan, and Jasmine Wahi with Maura Reilly for a conversation on Curatorial Activism. We will close with a poetry reading by Sara Deniz Akant.

At the start of quarantine, the Brooklyn Rail asked how might we stay connected to each other in a time of self-isolation? Now we ask: How can we stay involved and engaged in upholding our civic responsibility to one another across communities? How can we deploy this community we have built through the New Social Environment— through hundreds of conversations and meals shared over the past six months—to mobilize daily action for grassroots movements, social justice and equity projects, and for the political good of our most marginalized communities across the nation?


Venture Out to See Seven Queer Public Artworks Across NYC
August 10, 2020

This work is located in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, which is one of the city’s most beautiful cemeteries. Artist ​Patricia Cronin​depicts herself and her partner, artist Deborah Kass, in a loving moment. It was created during a time when gay marriage was still illegal in the United States.

The original marble version was installed in 2002, but, partly because of NYC pollution, it was replaced with a bronze version in 2011, the same year gay marriage was legalized in New York state.


"The Whole Issue of Virtuality Has Dramatically Changed"
A Conversation with Curator Christian Viveros-Fauné
Creative Pinellas
August 17, 2020

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus, curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, is the USF Contemporary Art Museum’s first online exhibition. Comprised of videos, photographs, illustrations and documentations of performances, paintings and sculptures, this exhibition is a snapshot of what artists across the globe have been creating and thinking since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Patricia Cronin + Kalup Linzy Conversation
"Life During Wartime: Art In The Age Of Coronavirus" Online Exhibition
University Of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
July 17, 2020

This is our fourth online conversation in conjunction with the Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus exhibition. Participating artists Patricia Cronin and Kalup Linzy, join USFCAM Curator-at-large Christian Viveros-Faune, to talk about their current practice and works shown in the exhibition.


"Patricia Cronin, Lesbian Bodies in Queer Times,”
Queer@Kings Lecture Series
Kings College London, London, United Kingdom
July 9, 2020

Patricia Cronin is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist whose work examines issues of gender, sexuality and social justice. Cronin’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, including Shrine For Girls at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy and traveled to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY and the LAB Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Other solo exhibitions were presented at the Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy; Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.


Pressure Leads to Unity:
Celebrating Art in the Time of Coronavirus
The Guardian
June 30, 2020

In 1918, when the world was plagued by the Spanish flu, artists tried to make sense of the world around them. Edvard Munch made lonely self-portraits, while Egon Schiele drew his mentor Gustav Klimt on his deathbed. Photographers captured empty streets and ghostly cityscapes, like Morton Schamberg’s rooftop views from 1917, to hospitals shot by the California photojournalist, Edward A “Doc” Rogers.

With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on, and the world in quarantine, the online exhibition Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus hosted by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, offers a window into what artists are up to right now.


Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa FL
Online Exhibition
June 6 - December 12 2020

Life During Wartime is the USF Contemporary Art Museum’s first major virtual exhibition. It humbly engages a select company of international artists to respond to the overwhelming realities of the crisis that has gripped the planet since March 5, the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The exhibition takes full advantage of one of the few outlets artists still have—the Internet—during a public health emergency recently exacerbated by the wanton murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. It aims to mobilize sentiment, thought and activity around art and its enduring possibilities: its role as a conceptual catalyst, its ability to trigger ideas, stories, conversations, emotions, feelings and mental states. Separately and together, each artist contribution provides a picture of a planet in crisis, now further enraged and victimized by violence, but also images of hope and optimism in the face of a global emergency. The exhibition will continue to evolve with the addition of new artists and materials.


Women and Migration(s) : Crisis
Working Group Webinar Series
New York University, Washington, DC
June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020

Join NYU Washington, DC in welcoming NYU Tisch's Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collective for this special DC Dialogues program on Women and Migration(s) webinar. This event is also sponsored by NYU's Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, & Strategic Innovation. Women have been part of global and historical movements of people, to escape war, to avoid persecution, for work, for security. Women have been uprooted, stolen, trafficked, enslaved; they have been displaced from land despoiled of resources and habitats lost to extreme weather patterns and climate change. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, displaced women can neither stay put nor return to the places from which they have fled; women are unequally in low-paid, high-risk, insecure “essential” employment, on the front lines of crisis; women are subjected to increasing violence, in domestic situations or the temporary and communal living arrangements in which women and girls in migratory situations are sheltered.


Oh Love
Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Online Exhibition
April 2020

“Oh Love,” curated by FLAG’s founder Glenn Fuhrman, is the first in a series of Instagram exhibitions in which artists, friends, and collaborators organize thematic shows as visual essays. Each show features an eclectic range of artworks and objects, brought together without the restrictions of time or place.


How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?
Online Exhibition
April 2020

How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis. We invited artists who are considered thought leaders, artists who struggle with futuristic pessimism, political outrage and psychic melt-downs. The invited artists have responded with unbridled enthusiasm and we will be posting new artists every day for the foreseeable future.


Memorial to a Marriage: Patricia Cronin
Zocalo Public Square
April 3, 2020

“Memorial to a Marriage” responds to Patricia Cronin’s sculpture, Memorial To A Marriage. “What I can’t have in life, I will have in death” is a quotation from Garden Castro’s “Making the Personal Monumental: A Conversation with Patricia Cronin.” This poem cites Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and Phillip Larkin’s “An Arundel Tomb.”


Everlasting love showcased on Woodlawn Cemetery’s ‘Stories of Love’ trolley tour
New York Daily News
February 12, 2020

When the husband of salsa sensation Celia Cruz laid her to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, he envisioned honoring the Cuban icon in a private ceremony. Instead, thousands of New Yorkers showed up outside of her stately white mausoleum in July 2003— and Cruz’s partner, Pedro Knight, watched as they danced, wept and sang her melodies as he said his final goodbye.

“Theirs is one of the greatest love stories here at Woodlawn,” Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy historian Susan Olsen said of Knight’s devotion to Cruz — one of over a dozen tales Olsen tells during the cemetery’s Valentine’s Day trolley tour.


'She Was Brave, Like Me': Deborah Kass and Patricia Cronin on How Activism Sparked Their Romance, and the Art They Crave to See
Artnet News
December 18, 2019

New York artists Deborah Kass and Patricia Cronin are easily one of the city’s most politically engaged art-world power couples—and their mutual love of politics is, in fact, how their romance began.


LGBT Histories At Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
People Make Glasgow
November 14, 2019

This bronze sculpture is a cast from an original marble sculpture made for their joint burial plot in New York. At the time it was created, same-sex marriage was not legal in the United States of America. The only way Cronin’s relationship with Kass could be legally recognised was through documents such as power of attorney, wills, health care statements which would only be enacted upon when either Kass or Cronin fell ill or died. In 2004, Cronin spoke about this sculpture being both a personal and political statement of her relationship and lesbian visibility: “I wanted something official that celebrated our life together and if all I will be officially allowed is death, I decided to make the most elegant and dignified statement I could about the end of our life together.”


Botticelli Is Buried at the Feet of His Muse – and 9 Other Unusual Stories Behind Famous Artists’ Final Resting Places
Artnet News
October 31, 2019

Patricia Cronin has got to be a project manager’s dream. While many artists have been bequeathed with elegiac monuments many years after their deaths, Cronin has already got her sepulchral future all set. In 2011, the artist installed a bronze version of Memorial to a Marriage, a sculpture that depicts her and her wife, the artist Deborah Kass, embracing in bed, at a cemetery in the Bronx. The seemingly Etruscan-inspired tomb will mark the couple’s resting place whenever the time comes (hopefully a long time from now).


About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art
Wrightwood 659, Chicago, Il
May 22 - August 3, 2019

This is an exhibition about metamorphosis. Fifty years after Stonewall, we’re still very much a community in progress. The traditional view, that Stonewall represents the birth of a gay and lesbian movement, couldn’t be further from the truth on at least two counts: it hardly represents the beginning and it was never just gay and lesbian. On the contrary, we have always embraced a transpolitics, in the sense of working to variously transgress, transfigure, transpose, transform, and finally, transcend a world of binary options, whether they be gay/straight, male/female, minority/majority, or conformist/nonconformist. Not for nothing were trans folk of various stripes the literal spark that ignited the Stonewall flame. This exhibition thus focuses on art in which boundaries blur, forms mutate, the natural is denaturalized, and the transgressive and transcendent are linked. In the works on view in About Face, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and race—far from being clear categories—hybridize and overlap to the point that “queer” becomes a verb, not a noun.


Mark Robbins, Patricia Cronin, and Stefan Sagmeister – Visible Body
American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 6:00pm

Immediately preceding the opening of the exhibition The Academic Body, which tracks the transformation of the body in art and society from 1894 to the present, Mark Robbins, curator of the exhibition and President of the American Academy in Rome, will speak with two of the artists in the exhibition, Patrica Cronin (2007 Fellow) and Stefan Sagmeiter, current Henry Wolf Graphic Designer in Residence.

The conversation will be held in English.


The Academic Body
American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
May 23 - July 13 2019
AAR Lecture Room

Since the origins of representation, the human body has been a vehicle for a variety of approaches to artistic expression. As a way of imagining the divine, as a site of ideal beauty and ruminations on mortality, or as the contested ground between nature and culture, bodies—and representations of bodies—index culture’s ideas about itself and mark the locus for the questioning and contestation of the human form.


Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
November 2 2018 - August 18 2019

Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition will explore how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century. As people are confronted each day with “selfies” via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country’s history and culture. The exhibition will feature more than 75 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Patricia Cronin, Imogen Cunningham, Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Joan Jonas, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Diego Rivera, Lucas Samaras, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Shahzia Sikander and Martin Wong.


How We Remember

Today’s memorials are less about quiet contemplation of the past than direct confrontation with the present.


Gifts From The Gods
February 2019

For the past ten years, Seth Pevnick has used his expertise in antiques to serve as the Tampa Museum of Art’s Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman art. He holds a Ph.D in archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He came to the museum in 2009 from the prestigious J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A., where he was the curatorial assistant in the department of antiques. Pevnick eventually went on to become the museum’s chief curator, a job in which he strove to connect the museum’s collection of antiques with its modern and contemporary art. Pevnick recently accepted a position as the curator of Greek and Roman art at the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, so he’ll be leaving Tampa in March. During his time at the Tampa Museum, he’s overseen the acquisition of countless works of art and curated numerous exhibitions, including 2018’s “Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection.” For that exhibit, Cronin created a monumental sculpture of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, inspired by a torso of Aphrodite from the museum’s collection. The museum has acquired Aphrodite Reimagined, so Pevnick’s legacy will live on.


How Artists See Themselves
The Wall Street Journal
November 20 2018

The two most unusual media are "Seven Passages to a Flight," Faith Ringgold's 1998 quilt including nine images from her life and work, hand-painted etchings with pochoir borders on linen, and Patricia Cronin's life-size funerary-like double portrait sculpture "Memorial to a Marriage" (2002), showing herself and her then partner, now wife, Deborah Kass, lying together in an embrace.


How has the selfie evolved? This new Portrait Gallery exhibition charts its rise, from 1900.
The Washington Post
November 15 2018

Patricia Cronin’s bronze sculpture of herself and her spouse, Deborah Kass, is both traditional and contemporary. The original is meant for the couple’s gravesite and is modeled after Victorian-era funerary art. But it depicts the women in nude embrace, sensuous and seemingly very much alive.


Shepard Fairey, Marilyn Minter, and Other Artists Share Their Reactions to America's Divisive Midterm Elections
November 8 2018

In November 2016, 23 artists talked to Artnet News about their reaction to the election of Donald Trump. Two years into his presidency, the US midterm elections saw the Democrats regain the House of Represenatives and the Republicans further cement their majority in the Senate. We checked in with those same artists to see how their feelings about the country, its future, and their place in it have changed since we last spoke.

We asked them: How have your views evolved over the past two years (on immigration, the economy, ect.)? How do you feel about the outcome of the midterms?And how do you think this election will affect your practice, and the coutry, moving forward?


Patricia Cronin Elected to the National Academy of Design
November 2018

Founded in 1825 and modeled on the Royal Academy in London, National Academicians are professional artists and architects who are elected to membership by their peers annually. They represent some of the most distinguished practitioners in their respected fields.


Patricia Cronin Casts Aphrodite as a Feminist Role Model
October 29 2018

In some ways, being a feminist artist is akin to being an archaeologist: digging through the past to find overlooked and forgotten people to add to the canon of art history. Brooklyn-based artist Patricia Cronin goes one step further by literally engaging with antiquities to put a feminist spin on ancient myths. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, would seem to be the perfect foil for Cronin’s imagination. At the Tampa Museum of Art, she has been allowed to engage with Aphrodite to her heart’s content.


To Draw Viewers, Museums Show That What’s Old Is New Again
The New York Times
October 25 2018

Artists, of course, are students of the past, and many are deeply immersed in art history. In 2002, for example, Ms. Cronin created“Memorial to a Marriage,“ an elegiac piece that refers to early Etruscan works. For her exhibition at the Tampa Museum, the curators paired her “Memorial” with the museum’s own Etruscan funerary urn. “It is a smart concept to get people to engage in different periods of art that they don’t know about yet,” Ms. Cronin said.


Patricia Cronin : Design Matters Podcast
Design Matters
October 14 2018

The artist Patricia Cronin looks to the past and within to create some of todays most poignant installations and works of sculpture focused on the present.


Visual Assault
BBC Radio 4
October 11 2018

In the wake of a turbulent year for women and women’s rights, Zoe sets off to find out how other female artists around the world are reacting and responding to sexual discrimination and violence.

In her studio in Brooklyn, Zoe brings together artist and photographer Lorna Simpson, and sculptor Patricia Cronin in a conversation about how far art can go in breaking boundaries, if it can make others listen, and if it can bring about change.


Patricia Cronin brings a monumental Aphrodite to the Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa Bay Times
August 26 2018

The next time you’re strolling along Tampa’s Riverwalk, look up at the Tampa Museum of Art and see a monumental sculpture of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, gazing and gesturing out over the Hillsborough River.

Aphrodite Reimagined, is part of the museum’s first exhibition in their "Season of Love" series, "Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity," which opened Saturday.


Tampa Museum of Art Kicks off the Season of Love!
ABC Action NewS
August 21 2018


Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
August 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Tampa Museum of Art will soon open the first in an exciting slate of exhibitions for Fall 2018 focused on the theme of love. Sponsored by the Vinik Family Foundation, the Season of Love begins August 16 with the unveiling of Patricia Cronin’s commissioned sculpture Aphrodite Reimagined, part of her solo exhibition Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection. The new sculpture is a contemporary look at the Greek goddess of love and beauty inspired by an ancient marble torso from the Museum’s renowned antiquities collection.


Memorial to a Marriage
Elephant Magazine
July 14 2018

Of course, the idea of marriage often calls to mind notions of tradition and set formula, and Patricia Cronin delves into the complexities of wedded bliss in her Memorial to a Marriage— more precisely, who is empowered to access it. The work is a sculpture which shows herself and her partner, the artist Deborah Kass, in a loving embrace, depicted in the style of a nineteenth- century sculpture. The work is a monument of sorts to marriage equality—the pair were married on the day same-sex unions were legalized in New York. If this hadn’t passed, the work would of course be a monument to a marriage that could never be.


Patricia Cronin at The LAB Gallery
Sculpture Magazine
May 2018

Even the crudest structure or site can become a shrine. Once connected to an item or individual deemed sacred, it transfigures into a space conducive to contemplation and rituals of remembrance— activities that keep the enshrined, in some way, alive. Patricia Cronin subverts traditional notions of a shrine to memorialize something that is handled, globally, with systemic disdain and a chronic lack of care. The traumatized female body struggles for visibility across cultures and religions while its perils go largely undocumented, unac- counted for, simply unseen. Inter- rogative as well as commemorative, in its third iteration since the 2015 Venice Biennale, “Shrine for Girls” continued to counter this invisibility.


"Memorial To A Marriage: Museums, Equality, and Social Justice" Gallery Talk
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
March. 9, 2018 I 12PM

This year Cronin's acclaimed sculpture Memorial To A Marriage was acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery where it's on view in 50th Anniversary New Acquisitions exhibition through November 2018. Created before gay marriage was legal in the U.S., Cronin uses a "nationalist" form; American Neoclassical sculpture, to address what she saw as a federal failure. It has since become an icon of the marriage equality movement. MORE


Flag Art Foundation Celebrates Its First Decade
Flag Art Foundation

February 24 2018

For any successful venture, a decennial anniversary is a reflective occasion to take stock of achievements and honor the milestone, but also to ponder the future. The question often on everyone’s mind, and perhaps the most vexing for a high-caliber art venue: So what’s on tap for the next decade?


Annual Recent Acquisitions Exhibition
Memorial to a Marriage
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Nov. 17 2017 - Nov.4, 2018

The annual exhibition "Recent Acquisitions" at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. The latest version of the installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.


Prune, The Met, and BAM: Patricia Cronin's New York
November 7, 2017

This week, Whitewaller New York launches for The Salon Art + Design (November 9-13). To help guide you to the best spots in town—where you can eat, drink, see art, and relax at, we hear from a group of insiders. Up next, we hear from Patricia Cronin Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.


Patricia Cronin at the LAB Gallery Dublin
art news
July 19, 2017

"Patricia Cronin: Shrine for Girls, Dublin" is on view at the LAB Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, through Sunday, August 20. The solo exhibition, the New York-based artist's first in Ireland, is a re-creation of her installation at the 2015 Venice Biennale.


Groups of garments go local and global
the Irish Times
June 27, 2017

Glance through the plate glass window of the Lab on Foley Street and you’ll find that New York-based artist Patricia Cronin has transformed the main ground floor gallery space into a Shrine for Girls.

Three mounds of fabric clothing rest atop large packing crates, one against each wall. There is something appropriately sad and elegiac about the scene. The discarded clothes evoke the girls who may have worn them, prompting us to ask who they might be. And, why three distinct groups of garments? The answers have both local and global relevance.


Regarding Women in the Acton Collection
NYU | Florence
Via Bolognese, 120

50139 Florence, Italy
June 26 - December 14 2017

Inauguration of the art exhibition by Italian and international female artists Zoe Buckman, Alessandra Capodacqua, Patricia Cronin, Bärbel Reinhard, and Deb Willis, with poetry reading by Elisa Biagini, followed by a performance by Karen E. Finley, New York-based performance artist.


Patricia Cronin Shrine For Girls, Dublin
The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

June 16 – August 20, 2017

The LAB Gallery is pleased to present, Shrine For Girls, Dublin, the first solo exhibition in Ireland of New York artist Patricia Croinin. One of the critically acclaimed highlights of the 2015 Venice Biennale, this site-specific installation is a meditation on the global plight of exploited girls and women.

Moving from the sacred altars and architecture of Venice’s sixteenth-century Chiesa di San Gallo to the secular urban gallery context of The LAB, in the heart of Joyce's Nighttown and built in the shadow of the last Magdalene Laundry to close in Ireland in 1996, Cronin gathers hundreds of articles of women’s and girls’ clothing from around the world to represent three specific tragedies.

Brightly-colored saris symbolize two Indian cousins who were gang-raped and lynched in 2014; somber hijabs signify 276 Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014 (109 of which are still missing); and pale aprons symbolize those worn by “fallen women” in forced labour at the Magdalene Asylums and Laundries in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States to act as relics of these young martyrs.


Patricia Cronin: Value, Justice, and Success
June 1, 2017

Patricia Cronin likes to ask three questions through her work: Whose body has value? Who gets to decide? And what are the consequences to the individual and to the community?

These questions and the answers they provoke have propelled her to create an array of work like Memorial To A Marriage (2002), a three-ton marble sculpture of herself and her partner, artist Deborah Kass, before same-sex marriage was legal, placed on their burial plot at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. That work, as well as others of hers, have gone on to public and private museums and collection, and have been featured in art history textbooks.

When we visited Cronin in her Brooklyn studio, she was very busy. Her Shrine For Girls, shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale and last summer at The FLAG Art Foundation, is about to travel to Ireland. It’s a heartfelt three-part altar made of clothing to honor specific mistreated and murdered women in Africa, India, and Ireland, and a reality check in the face of the numbing 24-hour shock-wave news cycle. In addition, she had a large-scale project set to appear at The Armory Show in March, a restaging of her 1997 Tack Room. And there was a growing list of projects on the horizon.

Sitting with us, she spoke with us about time travel, feminism, and honoring women with the dignity that was not afforded to them when they were alive.


"Patricia Cronin: Social Justice and Aesthetic Responsibilities" Lecture Picturing Women Series
New York University, Villa La Pietra Florence, Italy
April 11, 2017 I 6pm

New York based conceptual artist Patricia Cronin will discuss her work addressing social justice issues of gender, sexuality and class; including, marriage equality, feminist art history and the international human rights of women. This talk will detail three major bodies of work Memorial To A Marriage, Harriet Hosmer: A Catalogue Raisonné and Shrine For Girls. Cronin’s aesthetic strategy breathes new life into traditional art images and forms in time honored artists’ materials and injects her specific contemporary political content into them.


How Should Art Address Human Rights?
The Atlantic
April 4, 2017

The American artist Patricia Cronin has used garments to make work about human-rights violations far from where she lives in New York. She’s also sensitive to her role as an outsider creating art about other people’s suffering. “I want people to see and care about what’s happening in these distant geographic areas through the clothes that women and girls wear every day. Just like the jeans and sweaters we put on every morning,” Cronin told me. For her installation Shrine for Girls, which debuted at the 2015 Venice Biennale inside a 16th-century church, she piled clothing on each of the venue’s three marble altars to symbolize three moments of gendered violence in history. One altar held brightly colored saris and a small photograph of two teenage cousins in India who were raped and lynched the previous May. Another altar held hijabs representing the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. On the last altar was a heap of apron-type uniforms for the tens of thousands of Irish women forced into slave-labor conditions in Catholic Church-run laundries from the 18th-to-late-20th century.


Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York, NY
March 10 - May 21, 2017

Our inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated and vastly expanded Museum space, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, is a historic collection show with approximately 250 works on view. Expanded Visions mines the rich cultural coffers of the Museum's collection to trace the evolution of our institution, amid decades of shifting social conditions. The exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Their early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.


Shrine For Girls is featured along with Olafur Eliasson, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Rachel Whiteread in Art History text book in the last chapter "The International Scene since the 1950s"
Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren Art History, 6th edition
London: Pearson Educational

Horsing Around: Patricia Cronin Restages "Tack Room" at The Armory Show
Modern Painters

March 3, 2017

Chaps, saddles, whips, back issues of Polo Magazine, oil paintings of horses, erotic pin-ups—this is the stuff inside artist Patricia Cronin’s Tack Room, 1997-98, a wooden barn-like installation and arch comment on horse culture, sex, and class.

“With the Tack Room I simultaneously reimagine an adolescence I never had and fantasize about my future. Someday I’ll finally get to have a horse,” explains Cronin, wryly.

Cronin will reprise this work at New York’s Armory Show, open March 2 through 5, where it will figure prominently in the fair’s new curated feature, Platform, which focuses on large-scale installations and site-specific works. The section is one of several fresh additions to the fair under new director Benjamin Genocchio.


Revamped Armory Show draws praise and crowds
The Art Newspaper

March 2, 2017

The Armory Show, opening to the public today and running through 5 March at Piers 92 and 94 on the west side of Manhattan, is the subject of scrutiny this year, the first fully under new executive director Benjamin Genocchio, and he has taken pains to distinguish the fair from its global competitors. “This is not a franchise fair,” Genocchio told assembled journalists as the doors opened on Wednesday. “This is a New York institution.”

Gone is the tidy chronological separation between Modern and contemporary art. Pier 92, in addition to hosting the Insights sector for focused presentations of 20th century art, gains some buzz thanks to the curated Focus section and a revamped VIP lounge (de facto segregation remains, however, in that the bigger galleries retain the prime real estate on Pier 94). Observers commented that the overall layout felt more spacious, but it remained to be seen after the VIP opening whether attendees’ pockets were equally deep; many galleries coyly reported sales in the five and low six figures, without the fanfare of years past.


Women Artists to See Now
Eye Swoon

March 2017

It’s glorious, it’s gargantuan and it’s certainly not for the faint of (he)art. It’s Armory Week, which means New York City is awash with art fairs (including The Armory Show, for the which the week was named), as well as notable exhibitions in galleries and museums across the city.

To navigate the onslaught of modern and contemporary works, we snagged one of the best guides in the biz, Bettina Prentice, founder of communications firm Prentice Cultural Communications. But no need to take our word for it. Her client list, which includes Tiffany & Co., Google, Bulgari and more, speaks for itself.

Day job aside, Bettina, who is a founding member of The Artemis Council at The New Museum and who also helped produce a Vanity Fair piece on influential women gallerists, holds dear her work promoting gender equality in the art world. So in the same spirit of solidarity, here she presents four powerful women artists to watch during this week’s shows.


The Stories Behind 5 of The Armory Show’s Largest Artworks

March 3, 2017

It’s hard to miss The Armory Show’s new Platform section of large-scale artworks and installations. Enter the fair on Pier 92 and you’ll walk straight into Abigail DeVille’s Sarcophagus Blue (2017), a worn, wooden boat overflowing with mannequin legs in ripped tights. Kick the day off on Pier 94 and you’ll see Sebastian Errazuriz’s The awareness of uncertainty (2017), an upright piano hoisted high in the air. These are just two of the 13 Platform works sprinkled across the two piers.

Platform was curated by Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s senior vice president of contemporary art, who took it as an opportunity to reinvigorate the fair experience. “I wanted to break the monotony of the art fair,” Shiner said on opening day. “I wanted to create a few moments of surprise, respite, and energy, just to let people take a pause for as long as they can.” Here are the stories behind five of the highlights.

Cronin’s contribution to Platform is her own take on the tack rooms found in horse stables; the installation is lined with bridles and saddles, paintings, and accessories, some more sexually suggestive than others. “You smell leather, wood, a few bales of hay; you see the riding crops, whips, chaps—it’s all there, and your mind’s eye will just fill in the rest,” Cronin said with a laugh. 


Horsing Around: Patricia Cronin Presents ‘Tack Room’ at the Armory Show

March 1, 2017

After exiting the elevator and walking past one of the fair’s many V.I.P. lounges (this one presented by the German furniture designer Rolf Benz, for those keeping score), the first piece of art I encountered at the Pier 92 section of this year’s Armory Show was the fantastic Tack Room—a fantasy replica of the storage part of a horse stable created nearly 20 years ago by the artist Patricia Cronin and shown as part of the fair’s Eric Shiner-curated Platform section.

“I was trying to be prophetic about my future—someday I’ll be a successful artist and I’ll get to finally have a horse,” Cronin, who was on hand today, said of the piece, which was first shown almost two decades ago at White Columns. When asked if she ever got that dream horse, she answered with a resounding “no,” going on to further explain that Tack Room was, among other things, a way to “relive an adolescence that I never had. I didn’t grow up with horses. Anyone who grew up with horses doesn’t need to make this,” she said with a hearty laugh.


Patricia Cronin’s acclaimed 1997-8 Tack Room included in An Incident, Eric Shiner’s curated Platform Section at The Armory Show
Pier 92, New York, NY

March 2-5, 2017

Debuting in 2017, Platform stages large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 & 94. Artists and galleries are invited by an appointed curator to realize ambitious projects that activate the fair’s unique industrial space.

The 2017 edition of Platform, entitled An Incident and curated by Eric Shiner, features twelve internationally acclaimed artists: Participating artists include: Abel Barroso, Patricia Cronin, Douglas Coupland, Abigail DeVille, Sebastian Errazuriz, Dorian Gaudin, Jun Kaneko, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Iván Navarro, Evan Roth, Fiete Stolte, Lawrence Weiner and Ai Weiwei.

Patricia Cronin will restage her acclaimed 1997-98 mixed media installation, Tack Room, which presents equestrian equipment and paraphernalia with oil paintings and bronze sculptures creating an erotically charged environment that addresses female autonomy, desire, power and class.  


Panel Discussion | A Conversation on Tack, Whack and Quack
The Armory Show

March 4 2017

Patricia Cronin, Artist, New York
Maura Reilly, Executive Director, National Academy, New York
Shahzia Sikander, Artist, New York

Eric Shiner, Senior Vice President, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's,
Curator of Platform, New York  


Eric Shiner Curates Large-Scale Installations and Site-Specific Commissions for The Armory Show

February 28, 2017

The Armory Show returns to Pier 92 & 94 this week, open to the public from March 2-5. With 210 exhibitors, the fair will debut a new series entitled “Platform,” a staging of large-scale works, installations, and site-specific commissions curated by Eric Shiner, the Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s.

Whitewall spoke Shiner about curating the Platform exhibition “An Incident” for The Armory Show, which includes art from Abel Barroso, Patricia Cronin, Douglas Coupland, Abigail DeVille, Sebastian Errazuriz, Dorian Gaudin, Jun Kaneko, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Iván Navarro, Evan Roth, Fiete Stolte, Lawrence Weiner and Ai Weiwei.


Sotheby's Eric Shriner to Curate Section of Large-Scale Works at Armory
Artnet news

January 11 2017

The 2017 edition of the Armory Show is going big. The fair will see the launch of a new, curated exhibitor section called Platform dedicated to large-scale artworks and installations, and site-specific commissions installed across Piers 92 & 94.

The inaugural edition of Platform, titled “An Incident,” is curated by Eric Shiner, senior vice president of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. Shiner, an expert on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, served as director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2016.

The first edition will feature works by 12 renowned artists: Abel Barroso, Patricia Cronin, Douglas Coupland, Olga de Amaral, Dorian Gaudin, Jun Kaneko, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Iván Navarro, Fiete Stolte, Lawrence Weiner, and Ai Weiwei.


What Artists Can Learn From Teaching

November 16, 2016

There’s a mountain of evidence that arts education is valuable, even transformational, for all sorts of students, from young children to inmates at Rikers. It has been shown to improve emotional regulation, teamwork, and academic performance. Under the right circumstances, it can even act as a catalyst for social justice.

But flip the script: How does teaching influence teachers? Whether it’s critiquing an MFA painting class, giving a museum tour to a group of six graders, or leading a drawing workshop for developmentally disabled adults, working artists are often at the front lines of arts education. Many see teaching as a valuable practice, beyond simply a means of financial support. It may even shape how they approach their art practices. Below, six artists weigh in with the lessons they’ve learned from their work as educators. 

Patricia Cronin, artist and professor at Brooklyn College, teaches undergraduates from all over the world. “Ninety percent are immigrants or first-generation Americans, living in multigenerational households, and almost all are the first person in their families to go to college,” Cronin says via email. “Their stories of struggle, commitment, and courage really move me.” It follows that Shrine For Girls, her installation that began at the 2015 Venice Biennale, was a meditation on the global exploitation of girls and women. In many ways, courage is Cronin’s watchword, which she passes on to her students: “No one ever talks about how brave you have to be every day in your studio.” Leading by example, her own work often boldly addresses female sexuality. “Making radical, singular works is what art is about,” she says. “Artists aren’t supposed to be herd animals; that’s for accountants.”


Here’s What Artists Have to Say About the Future of America Under Donald Trump
Artnet news

November 10 2016

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency, artnet News has reached out to a number of artists for their thoughts on the event and its potential effects—within the arts, the nation, and the world at large.

For some artists, the election’s unexpected outcome was still too raw, the perceived wound too fresh, for them to put their emotions into words. For others, the chance to reflect on Hillary Clinton’s loss and its ramifications was a chance for catharsis. This means that, for many, the healing power of the arts can offer a way forward as we look to fix a deeply divided and possibly broken nation.

Here is what they had to say.


The Women Who Championed Sexually Explicit Art in the '90s Are Relevant as Ever

September 22 2016

In the summer of 1991, as residents at Skowhegan, the young artists Ellen Cantor and Patricia Cronin shared a strong desire to reclaim female sexuality from the male-dominated art world. “The art world and art history were telling us that sexualized images of women were made by men, for the consumption of men,” Cronin says. “We were young, we were ambitious, we were both making really sexualized work, and we thought, who is our community? Who will be part of a group to redefine female sexuality from a woman’s point of view?”

They returned to New York that fall and scoured the city for fellow female artists working in the same vein. Two years later, their efforts culminated in a 1993 group show at David Zwirner, “Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women.” This fall, the pioneering feminist show is seeing a revival, with new curators, Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino, a new gallery, Maccarone in New York, and a fresh performance program of queer and trans artists. Did the show have an impact in its own time? And how has creating sexually explicit art changed for women artists in the 23 years since?


How X-Rated Feminist Art Came Into Power
The Huffington Post

September 15 2016

The year was 1993. Artist Ellen Cantor, then 32 years old, curated the exhibition “Coming to Power,” made up entirely of sexually explicit feminist work made by women artists, which was on view at David Zwirner Gallery.

Slick, drooping phallic forms by Louise Bourgeois hung from the ceilings, while Joan Semmel’s psychedelic-colored sex paintings were mounted on the walls. Wads of rolled-up gum arranged by Hannah Wilke resembled disembodied vaginas, while Nancy Fried’s sculpted scenes of erotically charged lesbian domesticity, upon closer look, revealed themselves to be carved out of bread.


Coming To Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-plicit Art by Women
630 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

September 9 - October 16, 2016

Maccarone Gallery, with Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino, restage the landmark feminist exhibition COMING TO POWER: 25 Years Of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women, curated by Ellen Cantor in 1993 at David Zwirner Gallery.

Instigated by Cantor’s vision, COMING TO POWER reflected the bold voices and urgency of iconic female artists’ work from the 60-70’s, pop and porn of the 80’s, and collided with early 90’s sex positive, queer, BDSM, and sex radicals of performance and video art culture.



Kansas City's Grand Arts Releases a Book on 20 Years of Art, Science, and Tech
The Creators Project
August 27, 2016

Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri served as a critical laboratory for the arts in a coastally polarized scene. A nonprofit designed to engage working artists as well as the public, Grand Arts served as a platform for discovery as well as for production. More radical than its many of its peers, the progressive institution opened their umbrella welcoming initiatives pertaining to science, technology, and social justice underneath. Their 4,000 square foot space allowed them to tackle both the fabrication and exhibition of large-scale work. Over their almost two-decades-long history, artists like Nick Cave, Isaac Julien and Glenn Kaino realized substantial projects without the constraints of a deadline. This month, Grand Arts releases its archive in the form of a monograph titled, Problems and Provocations, Grand Arts 1995-2015.


PATRICIA CRONIN Shrine for Girls, New York
Exhibition Dates: June 9 – July 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 6-8PM
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25 th Street, New York, NY

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Patricia Cronin: Shrine for Girls, New York from June 9 – August 12, 2016, on FLAG’s 10 th floor gallery. Originally presented as a Collateral Event for the 56th Venice Biennale, Shrine for Girls is a poetic sculptural installation and a meditation on the global plight of exploited girls and women who have been victimized, brutally silenced, and written out of history simply because of their gender. After its New York presentation, the project will travel in 2017-18 to India, Ireland, and Nigeria – the locations of the events that inspired the work.


Patricia Cronin: Shrine for Girls, New York
Wall Street Journal
july 29 2016

An exhibition whose subject matter is the “global plight of exploited girls and women who have been victimized, brutally silenced, and written out of history simply because of their gender” is, from a moral point of view, beyond criticism.


Talk: Patricia Cronin and Maura Reilly at FLAG Art Foundation
july 25 2016 | 6-8 pm

At this talk, artist Patricia Cronin will discuss her current show at the FLAG Art Foundation with curator Maura Reilly. Cronin’s FLAG show, “Shrine for Girls, New York,” is an installation that was initially shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale. In it, piles of clothes on wood crates represent various exploited women—hijabs symbolize the 276 girls that Boko Haram kidnapped in 2014, for example. Though specifically referring to events around the world, the works also more universally allude to the abused, “fallen women,” in the artist’s words, that appear in almost every country, on every continent.


Patricia Cronin in conversation with Maura Reilly
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street, New York, NY
july 26 2016 | 6-8 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Patricia Cronin Creator of Shrine for Girls, on view at The FLAG Art Foundation & Maura Reilly Director of the National Academy Museum, and Co-curator with Linda Nochlin of Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, 2007.



July 23 2016

Patricia Cronin’s exhibition “Shrine for Girls, New York” highlights brutality against women the world over, such as the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram; the enslavement of “unvirtuous” women by the Magdalene Asylums and Laundries throughout Australia, North America, England, and Ireland, started in 1758 and in operation for nearly 240 years; and the recent killing of two Indian girls, aged fourteen and sixteen, who were raped and hung by a gang of brothers from their village. These works—wooden crates as coffins, piled high with female garments, like hills of shed skins—are harrowingly beautiful.


18 Female Artists Give Advice to Women Starting Out in the Art World
artnet news
july 21 2016

It is no secret that the extraordinarily competitive contemporary art world can be an especially tough place for female artists to navigate.

The gap in gender equality ranges from the not-so-subtle dominance of male artists at gallery and museum shows to the outright misogyny of an artist like Georg Baselitz, who has openly stated, “it’s a fact that very few of them succeed,” when referring to female artists. Amid much-hyped headlines about works that have broken the $100-million mark at auction—10 artworks to date—not a single one is by a female artist.

“Unfortunately, there is no gender equity anywhere right now—and the art world is no exception,” said Janice Sands, executive director of Pen and Brush, a nonprofit space started in 1893 that offers female writers and artists a space to create and show their work. “Many young women artists who are going out there and really trying to make a living at this may not be thinking about gender at all,” said Sands. “They are thinking about whether they can find a gallery to show their art, get representation, sell their work.”

With this often discouraging contemporary art world backdrop in mind, we sought the advice—and inspiration—of a group of established female artists to see what crucial wisdom and tips they would impart to the next generation.


The Cultivist : Summer Soltice with Shrine for Girls
A tour of Shrine for Girls, New York
with artist Patricia cronin
tuesday june 21 6pm

june 20 2016

Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of TOME first saw artist Patricia Cronin’s Shrine for Girls at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The powerful installation commemorates three tragedies in recent times where women fell victim to suffering and exploitation. Honouring the female lives lost in India, Nigeria and Ireland, the piece arranges the colourful saris, hijabs and uniforms of these victims of murder, kidnapping and forced labour into piles on stone alters at Venice’s 16th century Church of San Gallo. Paying tribute to Cronin’s poignant work, the TOME design duo drew inspiration from the installation to create a metaphorical interpretation of the three shrines in homage to the women through ‘abstraction of details and exploration of colours representative of different cultures and believes.’


Yale University School of Art at Norfolk 2016 Lecture Series
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, CT
June 16, 2016 | 7:30 pm

June 14, 2016

Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo typically look to a female artist for inspiration when they’re designing their collections for Tome; it’s much rarer that the artist looks back. But such was the case on Tuesday, when Lobo took this reviewer on a tour of The FLAG Art Foundation’s exhibition of Patricia Cronin’s “Shrine for Girls,” which he and Martin had initially seen at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Cronin, who was on hand at the gallery (and later at Tome’s studio) to discuss her work, was inspired by three recent tragedies that had to do with the global plight of exploited women—the 276 Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014; two teenage Indian girls who were gang-raped, and lynched at the edge of their village, Katra Sahadatganj, in 2014; and the “fallen” women who worked in forced labor during the 20th century at Ireland's Magdalene asylums and laundries (memorably shown in the 2013 film Philomena). 


women's wear daily
June 14, 2016

Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin first laid eyes on Patricia Cronin’s heartbreaking installation, “Shrine for Girls,” at the Venice Biennale last year. (It just opened at New York’s Flag Art Foundation, just a few blocks from Tome’s studio.) The work, a meditation on trafficked women, features three fabric sculptures on top of shipping crates, with piles of clothes representing missing victims. “The emotional weight of clothing is something that Ryan and I always talk about,” said Lobo during a walk-through of the exhibit. “And to see an artist elevate that beyond what fashion can do is a really inspiring thing.”


Fashion label TOME's Resort '17 line inspired
by Shrine for Girls


Patricia Cronin's Complications
Interview Magazine
June 9, 2016

Artist Patricia Cronin complicates normative Western feminism by trying to find the role of contemporary art in global discussions about sexual violence. Her Shrine for Girls, first shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale, is the poignant opposite of much contemporary art that refuses an engagement with politics in favor of a cool, detached formalism. Originally erected in a deconsecrated Catholic church in Venice, Shrine for Girls visually recounts three different stories: the sexual and psychological violence enacted by the Catholic Church against prostitutes, orphaned women, and mentally ill women in the Magdalene Laundries; the kidnapping of 276 young women by the Boko Haram in Nigeria; and the rape and lynching of two cousins in India. Cronin's subtlety of presentation provides a startlingly complex and affecting combination of artistry and social commentary, offering a memorial for women around the world that they were never previously afforded.


Memorial To A Marriage
over life-size bronze
modeled 2002, cast 2014
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Gift of Chuck Close

Editors' Picks: 10 Art Events to See in New York This Week
June 6 2016

The FLAG Art Foundation presents an important and thought-provoking exhibition by Patricia Cronin highlighting the global exploitation of girls and women, based on recent events such as the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, to forced labor in Ireland's Magdalene asylums. Following its presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to India, Ireland, and Nigeria—the three locations of horrific events involving young women that inspired Cronin's work.


The Mark Grote Annual Artist Lecture Series
Loyola University New Orleans
Miller, Rm 114
April 5, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 PM

Patricia Cronin’s dramatic sculptures, paintings and installations subvert art historical images and forms with contemporary political content. Cronin’s artwork and writing examine issues surrounding gender, sexuality and social justice. Most recently her project Shrine For Girls, Venice, a reflection on the global plight of exploited women and girls, attracted both huge crowds and widespread critical praise at the 56th international Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Cronin’s work has been widely exhibited both in the United States and abroad, and examples may be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Perez Art Museum in Miami and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome and the Anonymous Was A Woman Award, Cronin is also the author of Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found, A Catalogue Raisonne (Charta, 2009) and The Zenobia Scandal: A Meditation on Male Jealousy (Zing Books, 2013).


Artwalk NY
coalition for the homeless
November 17, 2015

The 21st annual ARTWALK NY took place November 17, 2015. We were thrilled to honor Artist Honorees Deborah Kass and Patricia Cronin and Philanthropic Honorees Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and Richard Gere.


Catalogue Launch: Shrine for Girls, Venice
The Brooklyn Rail
253 36th st, ste c304, Fl Third, Brooklyn, NY
November 8, 2015 - 2PM

To celebrate the publication of Shrine for Girls, Venice, a Rail Curatorial Project and Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale, artist Patricia Cronin will be in conversation with Maura Reilly, art historian and Chief Curator at the National Academy Museum in New York.

Reilly and Cronin will discuss the role of social activism in Cronin's practice, specifically through her experience as a participant artist in the 2015 Biennale, "All the World's Futures."

Limited-edition copies of the catalogue will be signed by the artist and available for purchase.


Shrine for Girls, Venice
Solo Collateral Event of of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Presented by Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects
Chiesa di San Gallo, Venice, Italy
May 6 – November 22, 2015

Although the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, women and girls around the world continue to be among the most vulnerable members of our global society. Often facing violence, repression, and enforced ignorance, this young female populace is subjected to a horrifying existence on earth.

Inside the exquisite sixteenth-century Church of San Gallo, where Bill Viola showed in 2007, New York-based conceptual artist Patricia Cronin has created a shrine in their honor. For over two decades, critically acclaimed artist Patricia Cronin has created compelling works, many with social justice themes focusing on gender. Here, she has gathered hundreds of girls’ clothes from around the world and arranged them on three stone altars to act as relics of these young martyrs. Commemorating their spirit, this dramatic site-specific installation is a meditation on the incalculable loss of unrealized potential and hopelessness in the face of unfathomable human cruelty; juxtaposed against the obligation and mission we have as citizens of the world to combat this prejudice.


11 Artists Who Helped Pave the Way to Marriage Equality
July 1, 2015

Exploring her own homosexuality as a theoretical concept, Cronin took on her experience as a married lesbian for her tender and bold Memorial to a Marriage (2002). The bronze sculpture features her and her wife, artist Deborah Kass, locked in an eternal embrace, memorializing their marriage that occurred the day same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. The title qualifies the monument: opposing those that might argue if this is a marriage at all, this is not a memorial to marriage, itself, but to a marriage; the individualization of Cronin and Kass’s lived experience is instrumental to understanding the emotional and potentially political impact of the work.


Marriage Equality for All! #LoveWins
June 26, 2015

Today is a wonderful day for equality, as LGBTQ couples are now able to marry anywhere in the United States just like their heterosexual peers. It is no longer “gay marriage” but simply marriage, which is how it should’ve always been.

As people across the country celebrate with the hashtag #LoveWins, here are three fantastic artworks exploring queer love. The best part is they are all currently on display in New York if you’re in town this weekend for Pride.


Patricia Cronin : 'A silent protest can be quite powerful'
studio international
June 23 2015


Venice Biennale Expands Its Scope
The New York Times
May 8 2015

“In New York, everyone is distracted by the art market and the auction houses,” said the American artist, Patricia Cronin, whose installation, “Shrine for Girls,” is on view in the deconsecrated church of San Gallo, near the San Marco square. “Once you get into the international art world, political art is important.”

Ms. Cronin’s installation poignantly uses piles of clothes to commemorate three groups of what she calls “secular martyrs” — students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Africa, girls raped and lynched in India, and “fallen” women exploited by the Magdalene Laundries in the United States, Britain and Ireland — on the altars of Venice’s smallest church.


Patricia Cronin And The Body Politic
Financial Times
May 1 2015

About a year ago, artist Patricia Cronin was on a plane bound for Italy when she found herself sobbing through Philomena, the 2013 biopic starring Judi Denchas a woman searching for her son, whom she was forced by nuns at an Irish convent to give up for adoption. Once in Italy, she read about the mass kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, and, a short time later, about two young female cousins in India found hanging from a mango tree.

“I couldn’t get them out of my head,” Cronin, 51, says of all the brutalised females. “Every day you wake up and it’s another horrible story.”

Back in her Brooklyn studio she was at work on a series of sculptures about the crisis in masculinity, referencing Jesus after he was removed from the cross. But, she recalls, “I thought, really what I should be focusing on are the women and the girls. They really need a shrine. Shrine!”


Heartbreaking 'Shrine For Girls' Pays Tribute To Young Female Martyrs Around The World
The Huffington Post
April 14, 2015

"At first, it's deceptively simple," artist Patricia Cronin explained to The Huffington Post. "But then you start to think 'Oh, there really should be a girl inside this hijab.'"

"Shrine for Girls," Cronin's upcoming site-specific installation appears at the 16th century Chiesa di San Gallo, part of the Venice Biennale, starting on May 9. Initially, the piece simply resembles a colorful pile of clothing; garments worn throughout the world. However, the solemn and jarring piece actually honors the young women from around the world whose lives were unjustly cut short.


Artist Patricia Cronin Dedicates Altars to Suffering Girls at Venice Biennale
April 7, 2015

During the Venice Biennale, a special project by the New York-based artist Patricia Cronin will commemorate the women and young girls around the world who face constant violence and repression, especially—but not only—in India and Nigeria.

To create her Shrine for Girls, Venice (2015) Cronin has collected hundreds of girls' clothing items from around the world and arranged them on three stone altars to symbolize relics from young female martyrs.

The central altar will display the vibrantly-colored saris worn by girls in India, as a painful reminder of the three teens who were gang raped, murdered, and hung from trees last summer.


National Gallery of Art Announces Historic Acquisition of More Than 6,000 Works of Art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Includes two Cronin watercolors from her Hosmer Lost and Found Series
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
February 5, 2015

Earl A. Powell III, director, and Franklin Kelly, deputy director and chief curator, National Gallery of Art, announced today that 6,430 works of art have been selected initially from more than 17,000 Corcoran works in the Gallery's custody to join the nation's collection of European and American art. As curators continue to review the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the newly accessioned objects will have an immediate impact across NGA's collections and will be particularly transformative for its holdings of American art in all media.


Global Positioning Systems
Perez Art museum, Miami FL
August 19, 2014 - August 15 2015

Global Positioning Systems is the second iteration of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Overview Galleries, in which selections from PAMM’s permanent collection are displayed alongside loans from important private collections. Consisting of six interrelated parts (titled History Painting, Visual Memory, The Uses of History, Urban Imaginaries, The Contested Present, and Forms of Commemoration), this thematic group presentation explores the intersection between globalization and history. Since the late 1980s, the political and economic forces unleashed at the close of the Cold War have combined with dramatic advances in transportation and digital communications to create an unprecedented degree of interdependency among the nations of the world.


The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
October 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015

The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History, curated by scholar Jonathan David Katz, investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition explores how images of the classical past have acted as recurring touchstones in the historical development of same-sex representation, and as such, constitute a sensitive barometer of the shifting constructions of what we today call gay and lesbian or queer culture. The classical past is thus gay culture’s central origin myth, and its representation offers far more information about the culture that appropriates the classical past then it does about that past itself. In tracing this trajectory of the classical nude across history, this show concentrates on four major periods: Antiquity, the Renaissance, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the modern/contemporary periods.


Jeffrey Deitch Has Big Plans Now That He's Left Los Angeles
the new york times
OCTOBER 2, 2014

In the years before the Manhattan galleries left the quaint cobblestones of SoHo and moved north like so many displaced people to the wide streets of West Chelsea, Deitch Projects was a one-of-a-kind gallery. It opened in 1996 in a garagelike space on Grand Street, and its exhibitions seemed less about the quest for masterpieces than about mashing up art with graffiti, cartooning, video, punk rock and especially performance. In 1997, the Ukrainian artist Oleg Kulik lived in the gallery for two weeks as a caged dog, wearing nothing but a studded dog collar and crawling around on all fours.

To be sure, Mr. Deitch also championed artists who favor more traditional mediums. He gave early shows to painters including Cecily Brown, Tauba Auerbach and Kristin Baker. He supported the sculptors Nari Ward, E. V. Day and Patricia Cronin, the last of whom fabricated a marble tomb for herself and her girlfriend in what was perhaps the first art show to open at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.


‘Crossing Brooklyn,’ Local Talent at Brooklyn Museum
the new york times
OCTOBER 2, 2014

From left, Austin Fremont, Patricia Cronin, and Deborah Kass, all of Brooklyn, dancing to Nina Katchadourian’s video installation “In a Room Full of Strangers.”


Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
September 3 - November 1, 2014

Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn coincides with Woodlawn's 150th anniversary celebration, and is an outgrowth of the Cemetery's 2006 gift of its archive—the most complete set of 19th– and 20th–century cemetery records held in the public trust–to the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The exhibition marks the first time selections from this archive will be displayed.


Exhuming the Artistic Afterlife from One of NYC’s Historic Cemeteries
September 15, 2014

Up in the Bronx, at the end of the line of the 4 train, is a “remarkable museum of American funerary art,” as the wall text for Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery puts it. That “remarkable museum” is Woodlawn Cemetery, and the exhibition makes a case for it as a major resource of architecture and decorative arts history in New York City.


Til Death Do Us Part
August 28, 2014

"This is the first piece of real estate I bought, and it will be my last,” says artist Patricia Cronin, referring to the plot she purchased at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. “I have it into perpetuity.” When Cronin and her spouse, artist Deborah Kass, are eventually laid to rest, they—or at least, the walking living—will be within strolling distance of J. P. Morgan, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Celia Cruz.


Designs That Outlived Their Benefactors
the new york times
august 20, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery, a national historic landmark in the Bronx that turned 150 last year, is celebrating with an exhibition on its spectacular Gilded Age tombs. “Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn,” which opens on Sept. 3 at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, will offer a display of ironwork, sculpture, stained glass and furniture from the mausoleums along with records from the cemetery’s voluminous archives, which were transferred to Columbia in 2006.


It Begins With Paper
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY
May 16 - June 15, 2014

Its debut exhibition It Begins on Paper, will feature a group show drawn from artists on the gallery’s roster and beyond, featuring exclusively, and examining the nature of works on paper: its status as the typical first medium employed by an artist, its fragility, its historic use for disseminating ideas and information. Selected works include two large watercolors by Patricia Cronin (a mother of the relationship between feminism and contemporary art) from a series inspired by Dante’s Inferno, in which human figures, made organic by the watercolor process, portray agony and ecstasy in purple and crimson washes.


Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet to the Present
Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Curated by Beth DeWoody and Paul Morris
May 6 - August 29, 2014

The inaugural exhibition, Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, spans a vast historical period of 150+ years from Manet to the present, and explores perhaps the broadest and most practiced genre in art history. Throughout time, mankind’s preoccupation with the self - one’s appearance, perception and ultimate identity ‐ has influenced artists to create, and individuals to commission, portraits. Portraits have been an indispensable way of communicating identity, with real as well as symbolic meaning for centuries of art audiences. Look At Me celebrates and explores portraiture in recent history and investigate how artists today are engaging with the broad spectrum of descriptive strategies .


Deja Zing : Patricia Cronin Takes A View From Above In "Luxury Real Estate Paintings"
zing magazine
April 30, 2014

Where is the boundary between art and voyeurism? Patricia Cronin launched a career based on the inquiry of power and gaze when she first showed her “Erotic Polaroids” at David Zwirner in a group exhibit in 1993. The photos depicted various X-rated scenes including men subjugated as erotic objects in S&M games in one sequence as well as queer women engaged in sexual acts with a Madonna cardboard cutout, from the perspective of the artist herself as a participant.


Ghosts in the Machine Lecture
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 12pm

New York based artist Patricia Cronin will present a lecture on her recent work titled Ghosts in the Machine. Event is open to the public.

Patricia Cronin's Recent Publications Honored
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 12-2pm

Patricia Cronin's two recent publications were honored at the Brooklyn College Library's Annual Book Party celebrating Brooklyn College faculty authors.

Memorial to a Marriage featured on Chelsea Handler Show
Chelsea Handler show
April 2, 2014

Ghosts in the Machine
Victor Building 750 9th Street, 3rd FL
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Thursday March 20, 2014, 12pm

Please join us at Noon on Thursday, March 20, in the National Portrait Gallery’s boardroom for a presentation by New York based conceptual artist Patricia Cronin. She will be speaking about her latest body of work “Ghosts in the Machine.”

Bring your lunch to the National Portrait Gallery’s boardroom on the third floor of the Victor Building at 750 9th Street NW for the next of our “occasional lunchbag” talks sponsored by the Archives, National Portrait Gallery, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Non-Smithsonian visitors to the building will need to bring a picture ID and sign in at the security desk in the lobby. Tea is provided. Contact Dorothy Moss at if you need special accommodations.

The Last Brucennial
Vito Schnabel & Bruce High Quality Foundation, NEw York, NY
March 7 - April 4 2014

Patricia Cronin included in The Last Brucennial Vito Schnabel & Bruce High Quality Foundation New York, NY March 7 - April 4, 2014


Artist Patricia Cronin Confronts the Present with the Past
National Trust for Historic Preservation Blog
February 7 2014


Patricia Cronin and Deborah Kass were Honored
CUe art Foundation gallery
Friday January 31 2014

Patricia Cronin and Deborah Kass were honored at a Benefit Baby Shower for Paula Vogel's "And Baby Makes Seven", a comedy opening soon at the New Ohio Theatre.


The Fine Art of Collecting Demystified
Express Cincinnati
February 2014

We're not far into the new year, but by now many people's resolutions, including mine, have fallen apart. Yet there's one I always make, and keep: to buy at least one piece of art during the year. That might seem oh-so-easy for someone who writes about and makes art.

It's not.


Patricia Cronin : Croninatrix
BOOK Magazine
January 2014

New Yorker Patricia Cronin is a rare example of a female artist. We have discussed with her why such women are indeed a rare example and besides have talked about Riot Grrrl movement, about the role of the creative heritage and about life of a housewife as a comprehended choice.

Having started to remember all the creative units among women, one can quickly exhaust his or her memory without even leaving the circle of musicians: Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, Laurie Anderson - and the memory is beginning to slip . Persistently tries to challenge the status of our world as the men’s world - even in the aspect of art - Patricia Cronin , an artist, photographer , sculptor, Bachelor of Rhode Island College , Master (and now - a teacher) of Brooklyn College and former student of a few other schools. Dominant direction of her work is questioning the place of women in contemporary art, the role of her body, her sexuality and homosexuality.


Jeffrey Deitch Curates Jeffrey Deitch:
The Return of the Art World’s Most Essential Zelig
New York Magazine
January 12th, 2014

“This is a crazy thing we did with Patricia Cronin,” he says, turning to a sculpture of two women in bed. “She wanted to have a show here. I said, ‘I’ve got a better idea. It shouldn’t be a show in a gallery. Let’s buy a cemetery plot.’ She said, ‘Well, I want a gallery show.’ ‘Trust me,’ I said. ‘This is much more interesting. It’s permanent.’ ” It’s a grave site for her and her partner in Woodlawn Cemetery. “It’s really transgressive to have in a cemetery. And this is now like one of the major stops on the Woodlawn Cemetery tour, with Miles Davis’s grave.”


Selections from the Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell Collection
Art AcAdemy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati ohio
childlaw/convergys gallery
January 6th - february 3rd, 2014
reception final friday january 31st 2014

The Art Academy is proud to announce a survey of work from the acclaimed and generous Sara M. Vance Waddell Collection. This exhibition is constructed to depict the main focus of their collection: challenging international work with political conviction.

Artists included: Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Patty Chang, Deborah Kass, Carolyn Mazloomi , Andrea Bowers, Delia Brown, Sue Williams, Damien Hirst, Betty Tompkins, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stevens, Patricia Cronin, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Bourgeois, Ghada Amer, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke, Chakaia Booker, and Zhang Huan.


Patricia Cronin elected President of the Society of Fellows
American Academy in Rome
december 2013

Patricia Cronin elected President of the Society of Fellows and is now a trustee of the American Academy in Rome.

I fantasmi di Patricia Cronin alla Centrale Montemartini
Il Messaggero
November 11th 2013

L’ultima ghostbuster è un’artista Americana del Massachusetts, venuta a Roma a miracol mostrare negli importenti spazi museali della Centrale Montemartini. Patricia Cronin non ha il fisico statuario di Sigourney Weaver ma una grazia luminoso e gentile e i misteriosi ectoplasmi lei non li cattura con raffinate tecnologie custodite nel suo zaino protonico; no, li dipinge e stampa su pannelli di seta translucida esibiti sui fondo nero dei giganteschi motori diesel dell’ex fabbrica. E, come se non bastasse, li fa dialogare nella Sala Macchine con le statue neoclassiche di un’altra artista americana scomparsa all’inizio del ‘900, Harriet Hosmer, da lei riscoperta e autrice della Tomba di Judith Falconnet nella Chiesa di Sant’ Andrea delle Fratte. È un salto mortale triplo, per esser chiari, questa personale Patricia Cronin. Le Macchine, gli Dei e I Fantasmi mirabilmente curata da Ludovico Pratesi e promossa da Roma Captiale (Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, in via Ostiense 106 fino al 20 novembre) sia per l’idea audace e insolita che per l’esito della relizzazione che, anziché degenerare in un clamoroso quanto probabile fiasco, le dà lo status del delitto perfetto. Sottolinea Pratesi “Queste opere sono fantasmi, hanno una presenza immateriale. Le immagini fluttuano nello spazio, creando e proponendo un nuovo dialogo tra il tempo, la memoria e il desiderio. La loro collocazione in tutto il museo crea un forte dialogo tra passato e presente, l’archeologia e l’industria e, naturalemente, l’arte contemporanea”.

Come Together: Surviving Sandy
industry city
220 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, ny
October 20th to december 15th 2013

To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition will take place at Industry City, a hub of creative manufacturing and innovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Centered on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy, the exhibition will also feature work inspired by and referring to the storm, along with work by artists who were invited to participate in the spirit of solidarity. In addition, the two-month exhibition will include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and other cultural events. The Brooklyn Rail’s radio partner, (the radio station of the Clocktower Gallery), will provide official radio coverage and music selections for the exhibition.

Industry City has been involved with Hurricane Sandy relief since Sandy hit. At the time of the storm, Industry City Associates donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.

The Unsinkable Art World Interview Magazine
October 2013

Around this time last year, Hurricane Sandy struck New York, causing massive, well-documented devastation. The art world was hit particularly hard. Water rose up to Chelsea, flooding galleries and decimating irreplaceable archives and artworks. Red Hook, a Brooklyn neighborhood dense with artists' studios, was almost completely submerged. Artists lost their space, their tools, and their work. But no one gave up—or even considered that an option.

The Dedalus Foundation's expansive show "Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1," up now at Industry City, commemorates the tragedy—but more importantly, serves as a reminder that the aspirations of New Yorkers, art-world denizens and not, won't be easily washed away. "I didn't want to make the show somber," says curator Phong Bui, who is the founder of the non-profit arts and culture journal The Brooklyn Rail. "We're celebrating the resilient spirit of artists."


Patricia Cronin and the Ghosts of Rome Past
American Academy in Rome
October 22, 2013

Patricia Cronin, FAAR’07, was back in Rome this month for the opening of her new exhibition, Machines, Gods and Ghosts, at the Centrale Montemartini Museum on via Ostiense. The show, which runs from October 10 to November 20, was curated by Ludovico Pratesi and constitutes the first exhibition of contemporary art to be held in this remarkable space. A panel discussion, hosted by the American Academy on October 7, offered important critical perspective on the show and members of the academy community turned out to demonstrate their support for the initiative at its opening reception two days later.

Cronin is a Professor of Art at Brooklyn College City University of New York whose work has been exhibited widely in Europe and America. She is an artist with a strong commitment to social justice issues, particularly gay marriage rights and women’s history. Much of her work engages with memory or contemplates the role of remembrance and memorial. Her work has found its way into several permanent collections including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, Deutsche Bank in New York, and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. Most recently she has had solo exhibitions at the Ford Project Gallery in New York and the Newcomb Art Gallery of Tulane University in New Orleans.


I sein mostra Patricia Cronin Con opera monumentali
la Repubblica
October 20, 2013

Sei opera monumentali, stampate su dei pannelli di seta traslucida inseriti, in modo suggestive, nello spazio di archeologia industrial della Centrale Montemartini. La mostra dell’artista Americana Patricia Cronin “Le Macchine, Gli Dei e I Fantasmi”, curate dal critic Ludovico Pratesi, si potrà vistare fino al 20 novembre. Le sie immagini, create appositamente per lo spazio industrial del museo, sono ispirate alla recente serie realizzata dall’artista e dedicate all rescoperta dell’artista neo classica Harriet Hosmer, autrice della tomba di Judith Falconnet nella chiesa di Sant’ Andrea delle Frattea Roma.


Dedicato a te, Harriet Hosmer
Corriere Della sera
October 11, 2013

Operazione artistica concettualmente interessante, e oltretutto realizzata in un ambiente, la vecchia e dismessa centrale elettrica Montemartini di via Ostiense, da tempo trasformata in museo di sculture antiche, talm ente straordinario che qualsiasi cosa ci metti, di contemporaneo o meno, farebbe, come si dice in questi casi, un figurone (il primo a consacrarla cinematograficamente, l'ex Centrale, fu il regista turco Ferzan Ozpetek nel suo film «Le fate ignoranti», dopodiché fu/è una sequela pressoché ininterrotta di set, location, operazioni site specific ecc).

E nel museo che arreda, tra macchinari originali d'archeo-industria e pezzi di statuaria romana, è ora la volta di un artista americana non notissima in Italia, Patricia Cronin, classe 1963, del Massachusets, che ha da poco inaugurato in questi spazi una sua personale dal titolo «Le Macchine, gli Dei e i Fantasmi», curata da Ludovico Pratesi (fino al 20 novembre, tel. 060608, martedì-domenica 9-19). In sostanza, Cronin ha creato e collocato qui sei opere, acquarelli stampati su pannelli di seta traslucida, fluttuanti, intitolate «Ghosts» (fantasmi, appunto) e che in effetti sembrano evocare degli ectoplasmi.


Patricia Cronin "Machines, Gods and Ghosts"
Centrale Montemartini, Musei Capitolini, Rome
October 9th to November 20th 2013
Opening: Wednesday October 9th 2013 at 6PM

From October 9th to November 20th 2013 in the suggestive rooms of the Centrale Montemartini in Rome will be held an exhibition of Patricia Cronin, "Machines, Gods and Ghosts": a new collection of works of the American artist, specially created for the museum.

Six monumental structures printed on translucent silk and inserted in one of the most extraordinary sites of industrial archeology, the Centrale Montemartini, first electric power plant in Rome, where since 1997 an important part of the archeological collection belonging to the Capitolini Museum is located.

Patricia Cronin, FAAR'07, Ludovico Pratesi and Peter Benson Miller discussion in English and Italian
American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina, 5
Monday 7 October 2013 6:30pm

The Director of the American Academy in Rome
Christopher S. Celenza, FAAR'94
requests the pleasure of your company at a conversation between

Patricia Cronin, FAAR'07, Ludovico Pratesi and Peter Benson Miller
discussion in English and Italian

Monday 7 October 2013
at 6:30pm
American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina, 5

on the occasion of the exhibition Le Macchine, Gli Dei e I Fantasmi
at the Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini
on 9 October 2013 at 6pm