Throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the powerful voices of women artists in the Broad collection, such as Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, Jenny Saville, and Kara Walker. The Broad’s curator Ed Schad shares insight into themes of revolution, history, and uncertainty found in Julie Mehretu’s monumental painting Cairo (2013), and check out more ways to experience The Broad, from home or anywhere.
Julie Mehretu’s monumental painting Cairo (2013) reflects on the Arab Spring Revolution, which began in Tunisia in late 2010 and spread to many countries including Egypt, Yemen, Syria, and Libya.
Mehretu, aware that revolutions echo the past and call out into an unknown future, aims to do more in her paintings than illustrate events.
Watch and listen to Ed Schad, curator at The Broad, take a close look at Cairo (2013).
Each week we take you on brief tours of the galleries for quiet interludes and close views of the installed artwork. Visit your favorite artists or discover new ones. Streamed live to Facebook and Instagram, a moderator from The Broad will “join” you in the chat to answer your questions.