Treasures from the College Archive at Centre Pompidou

The College is delighted to loan some of our artworks for the Centre Pompidou's blockbuster summer 2021 exhibition, Women in Abstraction.

By: The College of Psychic Studies.   Posted

The College is thrilled to announce that some of our treasured artworks have been included in the Centre Pompidou's blockbuster exhibition Elles font l'abstraction (Women in Abstraction). The exhibition includes works by Georgiana Houghton and Alice Essington Nelson, on loan from the College's archive collection.

The exhibition runs until 23 August 2021, and honours the contribution by female artists to the abstract art movement. It's an ambitious project, drawing together more than 500 works from some 106 artists who were active from the 1860s to the 1980s. One of the aims of the exhibition is to shine a light on artists who, for the most part, have received little to no recognition for their contribution... until now.

We're delighted that artists such as Georgiana Houghton and Alice Essington Nelson - who the College has consistently championed, and whose works hold pride of place in our collection - are finally receiving the recognition they deserve.

Image: View of the exhibition Women in Abstraction, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery 1, Level 6 © Centre Pompidou, Audrey Laurans

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