Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series: 2012 Exhibits

Daphne, a nymph, face, headshotDaphne Speaks, 2007, inkjet print with hand tinting, 36 x 24 inches

Pictures by Audrey Flack

January 18 - June 30, 2012
2011-2012 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition

Public Lecture by Audrey Flack
Recent Pages from an Ancient Past
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Reception 5-5:30pm / Lecture 5:30-6:30pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library

Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-4:30pm; Weekends by appointment
Information: or 732/932-3726 x15      Directions

The exhibition combines prints, drawings, and photographs by Flack that highlight her pioneering photorealism, but also her roots in classical sculpture.

The exhibition and lecture have been organized by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries. Series co-sponsors include The Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities, Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Douglass Residential College, & The Feminist Art Project. The exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Press Release [PDF]

Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society

The Fertile Crescent Project is a showcase of women artists, filmmakers, writers, scholars, and performers of Middle East heritage organized by the IWA with three of New Jersey's preeminent academic institutions--Rutgers and Princeton Universities and the Institute for Advanced Study--along with the public libraries of East Brunswick, New Brunswick, and Princeton, the Arts Councils of Princeton and West Windsor, and the New Jersey International Film Festival and under the leadership of Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, IWA directors. These exhibitions and programs explore matters of gender, homeland, geopolitics, theology, the environment, transnationalism, and the interaction between Muslim culture and its Diaspora and Jewish, Christian, and Euro-American relationships.
All events are free and will take place in New Brunswick and Princeton, New Jersey and the region. Visit

Funding for the project is provided by the National Endowment of the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation, Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, Artis, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Harris Finch Foundation, partnering institutions, Basem and Munu Hishmeh and other generous individuals who wish to remain anonymous.

Fertile Crescent at Douglass Library:

August 29 - September 28, 2012 / Artist: Fatimah Tuggar

October 4 - November 1, 2012 / Artist: Ariane Littman
Ariane Littman is also the 2012-2013 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence. A reception and public lecture given by Littman will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The reception will begin at 5pm in the Douglass Library.

November 9 - December 17, 2012 / Artist: Shahzia Sikander

More Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society events on the New Brunswick Campus this Fall:

August 13 - September 9, 2012 at Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries

September 9, 2012: Symposium / The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society in the Middle East
Diaspora with reception to follow at the Zimmerli.

Visit for further information, press release, and complete listing of Fertile Crescent exhibitions and public events in NJ!