Women Art Revolution (2010), at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 Kristin M. Jones Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution ‘If you poured water on each frame, it would become a novel,’ Gloria Steinem said with wonder during her introduction to a recent screening of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution (2010), at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It seemed an apt description of…

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