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Hearing from the Artist Behind Anonymous Was a Woman

We talk to Susan Unterberg, the person behind the Anonymous Was a Woman foundation that gives $25,000 — no strings attached — to female artists over 40 and then we discuss a boxing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum.

Artist Susan Unterberg kept her secret for 22 years, but after an article in the New York Times came out last month, everyone knows the New York-based artist is the person behind the mysterious foundation.

Called Anonymous Was a Woman, the foundation gives $25,000 in unrestricted grants to female artists over the age of 40. I spoke to recipient Nene Humphrey about the impact the gift made on her life, and then Unterberg herself.

Then I invite critic Zachary Small to talk about a knock-out small show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, that he thinks deserves a careful look.

A special thanks to Miserable Chillers & Sun Kin for the music to this week’s episode, which features their latest album, Adoration Room. You can listen to that and more at miserablechillers.bandcamp.com and other streaming services.

This and more in our current episode of our weekly Art Movements podcast.

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