From the Preface:"The essays in Feminist Art Criticism are theoretical, and we selected them for several reasons. First, they show a diversity of concerns. These include spirituality, sexuality, the representation of women in art, the necessary inter-relationship of theory and action, women as artmakers, ethnicity, language itself, so-called postfeminism and critiques of hte art world, the discipline of art history and the practice of art criticism. Second, the contributors' work has not been either widely disseminated or readily available. Third, the essays, especially arranged as they are (chronologically), demonstrate a continuous feminist discourse in art from the early 1970s through the present, a discourse that is neither monolithic nor intellectually trendy but that rather exhibits many elements, the polemical, Marxist, lyrical, and poststructuralist being only a few."
Preface ,Arlene Raven, Cassandra Langer, and Joanna Frueh. ;Another Cuntree: At Last, a Mainstream Female Art Movement ,Maryse Holder. ;Fine Arts and Feminism: The Awakening Consciousness ,Lise Vogel. ;The Aesthetics of Power in Modern Erotic Art ,Carol Duncan. ;The Reemergence of the Archetype of the Great Goddess in Art by Contemporary Women ,Gloria Feman Orenstein. ;Textual Strategies: The Politics of Art-Making ,Judith Barry and Sandy Flitterman-Lewis. ;Visions and Re-Visions: Rosa Luxemburg and the Artists Mother ,Moira Roth. ;Against the Grain: A Working Gynergenic Art Criticism ,C. Langer. ;Aesthetic and Feminist Theory: Rethinking Womens Cinema ,Teresa de Lauretis. ;Towards a Feminist Theory of Art Criticism ,J. Frueh. ;Women Artists and the Politics of Representation ,Whitney Chadwick. ; Portraying Ourselves: Contemporary Chicana Artists ,Shifra Goldman. ;Aspects of Performance in the Work of Black American Women Artists ,Lowery Stokes Sims. ;The Last Essay on Feminist Criticism ,A. Raven.