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Fresno Art Museum Celebrates Local Artists, Women With New Exhibits

May 17, 2017

The Fresno Art Museum often features works by acclaimed modern artists from around the world. But with a set of new exhibits opening this week, the museum is turning its attention to local artists. The museum's director Michele Ellis Pracy joins us on Valley Edition to talk about the exhibits by Nancy Youdelman, Leslie Batty and Maurice Cohen. Youdelman has long been an important feminist artist in the valley, inspired by the legacy of Judy Chicago during her tenure at Fresno State. Batty's work also tackles issues of feminism and contemporary politics. And former math professor Maurice Cohen's vibrant impressionism also makes this new set of exhibits unique.