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Do We Need Exhibitions Just for Women? Examining the Specialization of Exhibitions by Gender

Thu, May 7, 2015

In recent years, institutions and galleries have begun to present exhibitions and programming that focus exclusively on women artists, from MoCA Los Angeles’s WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, to MoMA’s Modern Women project and MAD’s exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today. This focus on female artists has opened up questions about the effects, negative and positive, of grouping creative designers and artists by gender. Gathering curators, artists and academics, this panel discussion explores how exhibitions and institutions organize and shape the perception of creative makers through the categories of gender.

Panelists include: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio; Kat Griefen, co-owner, Accola Griefen and former director of A.I.R. Gallery; Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Artist; L.J. Roberts, Artist; and Jillian Steinhauer, senior editor of online art review Hyperallergic.  The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Scanlan, Co-Curator, Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today



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