Barbara Lee: Wonder Woman

Since the late 1990s, ­Barbara Lee has ­wagered her fortune on building a world-class modern-art museum in Boston and trying to get a woman elected to the White House. Will this finally be her year?

Getting Political…

For nearly 20 years, Barbara Lee has helped elect women to political offices large and small. Here’s a sampling of some of her greatest hits (and one miss).


Photographs by Tony Luong

…With Art, Too

As an art collector, Lee identifies female artists who tackle larger themes that resonate with her, including politics, war, violence, and injustice.


photographs by Charles Mayer (Hanging Fire); John Berens (unearth); courtesy of the ica (Pom Pom City).