Big news, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Shop now carries Art Herstory note cards!
These sets, custom designed by the DIA, showcase the names and artworks of three Italian women artists who were famous in their time, but who have been overlooked in the centuries since.
The 6-packs, exclusive to the DIA, contain two each of cards featuring these artists and works:
- Self-Portrait as Clio, c. 1640, by Artemisia Gentileschi (original held in The Bennett Collection)
- Still Life with Bowl of Citrons, late 1640s, by Giovanna Garzoni (original held at the Getty)
- Fruit and Flowers, c. 1630, by Orsola Maddalena Caccia (original held at the Met)
The front cover of each card reproduces the painting. The inside is blank, for handwritten notes. Each card back presents a thumbnail of the work, and lists its the title, date of creation, and dimensions, as well as the name of the institution that holds the original.
Each set also includes 6 antique gold envelopes, and 6 Art Herstory seals. Visit this page for full product information!
The cards relate to an important exhibition that has just opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts: By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800. The show runs in Detroit until May 29, 2022.
It is an honor for Art Herstory to partner with the DIA’s artfully curated museum shop. Visit the store in person if you have the chance. Otherwise, browse online to find unique, high quality books, stationery, jewelry, and gifts. You can shop by artist, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Rachel Ruysch, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Frida Kahlo; or by category, including Women’s History!