Collection Artwork
Donna Ferrato (born Waltham, Massachusetts, 1949)
Rita (Portrait of an Unbeatable Woman)
1984
archival pigment print on paper
image size: 20 x 12 7/8 in.
paper size: 24 x 20 in.
Gift of Susan and AJ Cass
photographed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
2020.34.3
Signed, dated, and inscribed, paper verso, lower right: © Donna Ferrato / 1984 RITA

Object Label

In this photograph, Rita—who has been beaten by her husband—looks toward the camera of Donna Ferrato, whose series Living with the Enemy aims to demonstrate the prevalence of domestic abuse and the urgent need for an end to violence against women.

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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