Artists were the first to move beyond disciplines and the strictures of genre, a concept closely related to discipline. For women, just beginning to enter the art field in numbers during the twentieth century, this liberation proved to be a double-edged sword. In this chapter, I examine the contribution of movements such as Dada and Surrealism to the expansion of art terrain as a result of the collapse of genres, but also the mixed consequences for women artists (particularly, Ithell Colquhoun and Camille Billops), whose forays into other disciplines created challenges for the reception of their work.