Lady Liberty: ears of Roe, by Bonnie Lautenberg(2022). SEG Lightbox (6 ft. x 6 ft.)
Art Basel Season Kicks Off in Miami Beach: Lady Liberty – A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 
Powerful Images of Women Championing Freedom from Two Decades of Art by Bonnie Lautenberg
Opens November 16 through March 26
Even Lady Liberty Lost Some of Her Freedoms in 2020. From the collection of the New York Historical Society Museum. (2020) SEG Lightbox (6 ft. x 6 ft.)
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU kicks off Art Basel Season in Miami Beach with the premiere of the new exhibition Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective (opens November 16th through March 26th). The new solo museum show celebrates powerful images of women from two decades of art by Lautenberg. Spanning her multiple series of photography and conceptual art, the women in these works are admired by Lautenberg for their spirit of freedom. The exhibition includes her portrayals of the Statue of Liberty confronting some of today’s most challenging issues. In response to the recent Supreme Court vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Lautenberg created Tears of Roe a large-scale lightbox with tears running down the Statue of Liberty’s cheeks and the word Roe added to her crown, lamenting the current challenges to women’s freedoms making headlines today. Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and writer based in New York and Palm Beach. Her works have been featured in gallery shows, museums and art fairs throughout the country. “I am so honored to be selected by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU during Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, especially at this time when women’s issues are at the forefront,” says Bonnie Lautenberg. One of her Lady Liberty works is currently on view at the New York Historical Society Museum’s Center for the Study of American Culture, in an exhibition about how New York artists found original ways to express their appreciation for health care workers during the pandemic.
The artist created a new work titled Tears of Roe especially for this new solo museum exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach. The artwork is capturing attention nationwide. “I hope that grandmothers, mothers, daughters and granddaughters look upon Tears of Roe as a reminder of the freedom of choice women had for 50 years,” adds Lautenberg.