Honoré Sharrer was a rebel. A prominent American artist in the years surrounding World War II, she refused to submit to the dominant political, social, and artistic conventions of Cold War-era America.
While her male contemporaries—including Jackson Pollock—monopolized the art world with their Abstract Expressionism, Sharrer “drew from from popular culture and mass media to invent a complex visual language equal parts wit, seduction, and bite,” says the Columbus Museum of Art.
A Dangerous Woman, the first major assessment of Sharrer’s works since the mid-century, will include around 45 paintings. Sharrer’s most famous piece, Tribute to the American Working People, will be on display. The painting is over 6 feet long and 3 feet high and took the artist five years to complete.
Among the paintings A Dangerous Woman will feature sketches, prints, photographs, and ephemera from Sharrer’s extensive archive.
Feb 10–May 21, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St., Columbus, (614) 221-6801, columbusmuseum.org
Side Trip: Fox in the Snow Café
After all that culture, you’re going to need some sustenance. Check out Fox in the Snow Café, a 6-minute drive around the corner from the Columbus Museum of Art. Located in a renovated garage in the Little Italy district, Fox in the Snow Café serves up a wide selection of coffee drinks and above-average snacks like ham and Swiss tarts and brioche sugar doughnuts.
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We're so excited to finally announce our newest pastries: morning buns! Made from super flakey croissant dough and filled with either candied oranges or chocolate mousse, these beauties will be available everyday starting tomorrow morning. We've really outdone ourselves with this one and can't wait to share them with you! #🦊❄
Fox in the Snow Café, 1031 N 4th St, Columbus, foxinthesnow.com