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Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun
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The gender gap in art and literature is not in the title of two exhibitions currently in Washington, but it serves as a subtext in both of them. At the Folger Shakespeare Library, the fascinating "Shakespeare's Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers, 1500-1700" raises the question, Why aren't some of them better known?
Artists' sketchbooks are often closest to their hearts, as the National Museum of Women in the Arts'
Artists' sketchbooks are often closest to their hearts, as the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Artists' Sketchbooks and Illustrated Diaries: Exploring the In/Visible shows. The sketchbooks on view — 21 of them by 14 artists from the United States, France, Spain and Argentina, some of whom worked as early as the 18th century — of course document the experiences that become finished pieces. But many attempt to capture emotions, imagination and intimate moments; thus the exhibit's title. Among the artists included in the show are Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and Irene Rice Pereira. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through July 15. Admission $8 to $10; free to members. 202/783-5000.