Rebel Girl, Material Girl, and Govinda Girl

by Chris Murray on September 14, 2012

I attended the opening last night for Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The exhibit was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and it is the first museum exhibition on the subject of women and rock & roll. There are some terrific artifacts beginning with 1920’s blues women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith all the way through the 90’s with riot grrrls and rappers. Kudos to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for bring the exhibition to Washington.

Govinda Gallery’s Vivienne Foster takes in the Bikini Kill display at the Women Who Rock exhibition. Copyright ©Govinda Gallery Archives. All Rights Reserved.

Madonna’s legendary Jean Paul Gaultier bustier is included in the Women Who Rock exhibition. Photographer Claude Gassian’s portrait of Madonna is featured in the Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography exhibition which opens this Friday at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, and is organized by Govinda Gallery and the Columbus Museum.

Madonna, Paris, 1984. Copyright ©Claude Gassian. All Rights Reserved.

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