The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU opens Art Basel season in Miami Beach with the premiere of Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective, celebrating powerful images of women from two decades of work from the artist.
Spanning her multiple series of photography and conceptual art, the women in these works are admired by Bonnie Lautenberg for their spirit of freedom and the exhibition includes her portrayals of the Statue of Liberty confronting some of today’s most challenging issues.
Featuring more than 30 works by Lautenberg, this exhibition is curated by Jacqueline Goldstein and includes new works that will be exhibited for the first time, created especially for this show.
“Our museum is thrilled to premiere this retrospective of Bonnie Lautenberg’s images of women shining a light on liberty,” says Susan Gladstone Pasternack, the Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. “In capturing the independent spark of these women through her art, Bonnie Lautenberg reminds us we should never take our freedoms for granted.”
Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and writer based in New York and Palm Beach. Her works have been featured in gallery shows, museums and art fairs throughout the country. One of her Lady Liberty works from 2020 is currently on view at the New York Historical Society Museum’s Center for the Study of American Culture, in an exhibition about how New York artists found original ways to express their appreciation for health care workers during the pandemic.