Girls' Club
admin@girlsclubcollection.org
Works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States of America

BIO
Girls’ Club is a 501(c)3 private foundation and alternative space established in 2006 by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

The mission of Girls’ Club is to educate the public and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators and practicing artists on the contributions of women to the field of contemporary art. Girls’ Club produces exhibitions, educational programming, publications and events that change lives, nurture local artists, and inspire cultural growth in Broward County.

Occupying a space in between the traditional realms of museum, private gallery, and community art center, Girls’ Club is uniquely disposed to educate the public about new trends in art-making as they arise.

Thematic, curated exhibitions feature works from the Good/Horvitz collection, works loaned from other collections, and works from local, national and international contemporary artists. The exhibitions at Girls’ Club are open for a full year, free and open to the public, accessible to a wide audience. Informal guided tours and discussions are always available. We welcome museum and university groups by appointment.

The works of contemporary art collected by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz encompass cutting edge visions from artists working in painting, drawing, photography and video from the 1960s to the present. Good’s sensibility as a photographer and multimedia artist is reflected in the Girls’ Club collection, which features works by seminal photographers Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Gregory Crewdson and Lorna Simpson, as well as up-and-coming photographers Katy Grannan, Nikki S. Lee, and Loretta Lux. Important works in painting and sculpture are represented by Ingrid Calame, Petah Coyne, Tara Donovan, Inka Essenhigh, Ellen Gallagher, Elizabeth Murray, Wangechi Mutu, Cornelia Parker, Amy Sillman and Kiki Smith. Girls’ Club nurtures the careers of South Florida artists such as Carol Brown, Teresita Fernandez, Naomi Fisher, Pepe Mar, Beatriz Monteavaro, and Frances Trombly.