The University Museums, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity and the College of Design, in partnership with the University Library, Ames Public Library, Reliable Street, and the Des Moines Art Center, will be celebrating the month of March with programming and events around women artists, women’s impact on the arts, and women’s expertise as makers.
This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Community Engagement Specialist: Jennifer Drinkwater, College of Design
With support from Lilah Anderson, Educator for Visual Literacy and Learning, University Museums
Please join us! Full schedule here.
Free and open to the public.
About this programming:
Did you know that of the top 20 most popular exhibitions around the world in 2018, only one was headlined by a woman artist: Joana Vasconcelos: I’m Your Mirror at the Guggenheim Bilbao (The Art Newspaper). And only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women-identified (artnet News).
The Guerrilla Girls, a group of women artists and arts professionals who want to challenge the lack of representation of women in the arts, ask us to change the question of “Why haven’t there been more great women artists throughout history?” to “Why haven’t more women been considered great artists throughout history?” (National Museum of Women in the Arts).
Through an art exhibition, gallery talks by artists, film screenings, and two events focused on varied histories of women’s quilting, #WomenKnowStuffToo will engage community members in an ongoing conversation celebrating women-identified artists and makers, women’s impact on the arts, and women’s expertise in a wide variety of fields and media. In doing so, we hope to continue to challenge the notion of what women in in the arts know, contribute, and create.
Join us for any of the listed events and share your experience on social media using #WomenKnowStuffToo to contribute to the conversation!
With special thanks to our sponsors:
The reACT exhibition series is coordinated by University Museums and sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for the Division of Operations and Finances. #WomenKnowStuffToo pogramming and events are made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship from The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.