A Room of Her Own: Portraits of Women from the Israel Museum Collection

December 4, 2007-February 29, 2008

Location: Ticho House

Curator: Tanya Sirakovich

In A Room of Her Own, it was modern woman, distanced from the traditional mythological or religious contexts of art history, who occupied the spotlight. A major inspiration for the exhibition was its setting: Ticho House in the center of Jerusalem, where Anna Ticho lived for many years, creating her highly personal, expressive paintings and welcoming the city’s artists and intellectuals. This exhibition focusing on women thus related organically to both the artistic history and the domestic ambience of Anna Ticho’s own rooms. The exhibition presented paintings, sculptures and drawings by the most celebrated artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as contemporary works by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Paloma Varga Weisz. A Room of Her Own marks the first exhibition in Israel of Pablo Picasso's The Seamstress (1906) and Chaim Soutine's Young Girl in Red (1928).