Chapter 1 of the TFI-commissioned digital exhibition, A.I.R.: The First 25 Years, is now available on Google Arts and Culture! Roxana Fabius, A.I.R.’s former Executive Director, curated the exhibition, which was co-organized with Taylor Bluestine, A.I.R.’s Communications and Programs Associate.
TFI commissioned A.I.R.: The First 25 Years as part of our broader commitment to fostering art historical research in archives related to feminist art and artists. A.I.R’s physical archives are located at Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University.
Chapter 1 of A.I.R.: The First 25 Years illustrates A.I.R’s powerful beginning. A.I.R’s founding was rooted in promoting women artists as a means to disrupt the male-dominated industry. The digital exhibition dives deep into that founding—and how the gallery is still merging art and activism to create an open artistic space.
David Attie. A.I.R. Gallery Members at 97 Wooster Street. July–August 1972. Chapter 1, A.I.R: The First 25 Years. Courtesy of Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU.
Throughout the exhibition, you’ll see notable digitized materials from the gallery’s first year, including photographs, fold-out posters, postcards, flyers, and correspondence. You’ll also find commissioned essays about the gallery by Nicole Kaack and Lucy Lippard.
This press release is also available at https://thefeministinstitute.substack.com/.