Mirrors to Windows: The Artist As Woman

Date: Monday, March 18 at 7 PM

76 minutes, English, 2017. Director Susan Steinberg.




In celebration of Women’s History Month, SLOMA presents a documentary highlighting contemporary female artists. Produced by Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman is a unique film following an international cast of three generations of women artists who are all forging their careers in the heat of the London art scene.

From the studio to the gallery, candid conversations infused with humor and zeal give us a rare insight into the lives of ten artists working across a diverse array of mediums, who are united by an enduring belief in themselves and their work.

Featuring artists aged 22-82, the film forms a compelling collective biography, telling an uplifting, cross-generational coming of age story. Act 1 sees three young artists at the start of their careers. Act 2 finds artists balancing the conflicts of middle age, and in Act 3, four artists are experiencing newfound freedom as their work becomes more active than ever.

With artists hailing from Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, the UK and the USA, Mirrors to Windows weaves ten unique perspectives in art to tell the story of artists’ lives all around the world. This extraordinary documentary reveals how artists’ personalities, ideas, voices, and practices exist in continuum with their art, treating it all as part of a whole – a life lived through art; and art as a realm of being.

Featuring Maliheh Afnan, Alice Anderson, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Jodie Carey, Susan Collins, Nermine Hamman, Charlotte Hodes, Sarah Lederman, Almuth Tebbenhoff and Rose Wylie RA.


Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 PM. Suggested donation at the door: $5 members, $7 nonmembers includes complimentary beverage. Watch the trailerĀ online.

76 minutes, English, 2017. Director Susan Steinberg.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art recognizes that film is a visual art form and is delighted to bring you a series of outstanding documentaries inspired by our current exhibitions. Films screen the third Monday of each month at 7 PM.