Recent self-portraits by painter Joan Semmel, an 80-year-old Bronx native with a fierce feminist bent.

Whereas Semmel painted her body — nude, cropped below the head and un-idealized — in her early work as a way to thwart female objectification, her latest portraits, painted over the past decade, pan up to her face in a subtle effort to short-circuit ageism.

The exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, titled "Joan Semmel — A Lucid Eye," highlights 27 of these latest works, including several that for the first time in her work expose the camera and mirrors she uses to create her self-portraits.

The Bronx Museum, at 1040 Grand Concourse, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and is always free.