Unstopped by the weather, Saturday January 29th, opened with a tribute to Jill Johnston that was hosted at the Judson Memorial Church and brought back the life of an art critic, feminist and pioneer of the lesbian movement. Known for her dance criticism that appeared in the Village Voice during the late 1950s, Johnston was also a contributor to Art in America and The New York Times Review of Books, as well as an author of numerous books.
Later that day, the Neuberger Museum hosted an opening reception in its galleries at SUNY-Purchase for The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power (1973-1991), co-curated by Helaine Posner and Nancy Princenthal, that is on view until April 3, 2011. This exhibition grew out of an earlier show titled After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art that appeared in 2007 at the Dorsky Gallery, co-curated by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal and Sue Scott. The Deconstructive Impulse will eventually tour to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.