Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Organization Logo Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society


Ida Applebroog: MONALISA

10.14.2021 – 01.16.2022

Exhibition Summary

This exhibition, presented as part of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, features an installation of MONALISA by American artist Ida Applebroog. Living in Southern California in 1969, Applebroog sought refuge from her family in her bathtub, where she spent between two and three hours an evening drawing pictures of her body. This ritual eventually resulted in 160 portraits of Applebroog’s vagina. Packed away in 1974 and rediscovered in 2009, the drawings are installed as wallpaper on a wooden structure resembling a house.

Curated by Dieter Roelstraete

Installation photography by Robert Heishman. Event photography by Max Herman. Video by Robert Heishman and Robert Salazar. All rights reserved.


Exhibition Narrative


Abstract painting by Rick Lowe

Featured Exhibition

Rick Lowe: Notes on the Great Migration

Continue Exploring

Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals