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MoMA Announces Transformative Gift of Photographs by Women Artists from the Helen Kornblum Collection

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art has received a major gift of 100 photographs from the Helen Kornblum Collection, adding significant examples of women artists’ pioneering achievements across the field. The collection—including avant-garde experimentation, photojournalism, social documentary, commercial studio photography, and advertising, among other practices—is filled with both rare and important works and lesser-known or under-represented examples spanning the history of the medium. The gift​ ​features iconic images from the early modernist period to today by such luminaries as Gertrud Arndt, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Laura Gilpin, Kati Horna, Germaine Krull, Dora Maar, and Lucia Moholi, and contemporaries including Flor ​Garduño​, Louise Lawler, Sharon Lockhart, Susan Meiselas, Catherine Opie, Tatiana Parcero, Lorna Simpson, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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Lola Alvarez Bravo. Frida Kahlo. Gelatin silver print, 8 3/8 × 6 1/4″ (21.3 × 15.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © Center for Creative Photography (CCP), University of Arizona, Tucson

Gertrud Arndt. Self-Portrait with Veil. 1930. Gelatin silver print, 9 × 5 5/8 in. (22.9 × 14.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob). M.R.M (Sex), c. 1929-30. Gelatin silver print, 6 × 4 in. (15.2 × 10.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci

Kati Horna. Doll Parts. c. 1938. Gelatin silver print, 7 × 7 3/4″ (17.8 × 19.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Kati Horna Estate

Sharon Lockhart. Untitled. 2010. Chromogenic color print, 37 × 49″ (94 × 124.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © Sharon Lockhart, Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels,and neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Susan Meiselas. A Funeral Procession in Jinotepe for Assassinated Student Leaders. Demonstrators Carry a Photograph of Arlen Siu, an FSLN Guerilla Fighter Killed in the Mountains Three Years Earlier. 1978. Chromogenic color print, 15 13/16 × 23 1/2″ (40.2 × 59.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Susan Meiselas

Tatiana Parcero. Interior Cartography #35. 1996. Chromogenic color print and acetate, 9 3/8 × 6 3/16″ (23.8 × 15.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Tatiana Parcero

Frances Benjamin Johnston. Penmanship Class. 1899. Platinum print, 7 3/8 × 9 3/8″ (18.7 × 23.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci

Cara Romero. Wakeah. 2018. Pigmented inkjet print, 52 × 44″ (132.1 × 111.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Cara Romero

Meridel Rubenstein. Fatman with Edith. 1993 Palladium print, 23 1⁄2 x 19 1⁄4 (59.7 x 48.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Meridel Rubenstein

Consuelo Kanaga. School Girl, St. Croix. 1963. Gelatin silver print, 12 13/16 x 8 15/16 in. (32.5 x 22.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Estate of Consuelo Kanaga

Flor Garduño. Reina (Queen). 1989. Gelatin silver print, Approx. 14 × 11″ (35.6 × 27.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Flor Garduño