Art: “Audrey Munson” – The First “Supermodel” In American History (Video)

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection.

Frick Curator Aimee Ng continues the series with a look at the model, actress, dancer, writer, and artist known as “Miss Manhattan”—Audrey Munson. 

Audrey Marie Munson was an American artist’s model and film actress, today considered “America’s First Supermodel.” In her time, she was variously known as “Miss Manhattan”, the “Panama–Pacific Girl”, the “Exposition Girl” and “American Venus.”

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