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!Women Art Revolution

Date: 02/11/2013

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Fourth Floor Wilson Library

Cost: Free


!Women Art Revolution

When: February 11 at 5:00 pm
Where: Wilson Library, Fourth Floor

!Women Art Revolution (!W.A.R.) is a documentary film by Lynn Hershman Leeson that combines interviews, artwork and rarely seen archival film and video footage, collected over the past 40 years, which details the evolution of the feminist art movement in the United States from 1968 to the present. The film ties the feminist art movement to 1960s anti-war and civil rights demonstrations and chronicles major developments in women's art during the 1970s, including the opening of alternative art spaces such as A.I.R. Gallery in New York and the Los Angeles Woman's Building. Chronicling the work of activists in recent decades, the film focuses on the Guerrilla Girls, the Women's Action Coalition and other similar groups, as well as the publications and spaces they've engendered. Written, directed, narrated and edited by Leeson and distributed nationwide by Zeitgeist Films.

!Women Art Revolution is being shown in conjunction with the Katherine E. Nash exhibition The House We Build: Feminist Art Then and Now. The exhibition runs January 22 - February 23, 2012.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the
community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing,
photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/


  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University Libraries, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies


Parking is available at the 21st Avenue Ramp, hourly and event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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