The University Galleries presents an exhibition of works from its permanent collection created by women artists to mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted many American women the right to vote. Through paintings, prints, and artists’ books, these artists challenge traditional gender roles and societal norms while addressing the dialogues between issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class. In this way, we honor the women’s suffrage movement for its role in advancing the feminist movement, the women’s liberation movement, the civil rights movement, and subsequent critiques of dominant power structures. The traveling poster exhibition Rightfully Hers from the National Archives will be on view alongside the artworks to ground them within this longer historical arc of women speaking truth to power.
On the occasion of the retirement of Professor of Art Elaine Lorenz, this exhibition showcases Lorenz’s ceramic sculptures inspired by elements of nature alongside works by her former ceramic students: Leslie Adler, David D'Ostilio, Amal Elnahrawy, Kara Kovach, Deborah Guzmán Meyer, Diana Jean Puglisi, Marcos Salazar, Jason Schneider, and Sarah Van Vliet.
Juried by the Department of Art faculty, this exhibition showcases student artwork in diverse media.
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