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On Exhibit at Douglass Library: Women and Creativity House

April 18, 2018
Women and Creativity house

See the original artwork of students from Douglass Residential College's Women and Creativity House on display at Douglass Library through April 30.

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, and Douglass Residential College’s Global Village are pleased to announce the 2018 Women and Creativity House exhibition featuring artwork by students in the Global Village at Douglass Residential College.

The Global Village is a Living Learning Community that seeks to develop language skills, intercultural appreciation, global awareness, and a sense of community among Douglass students. In this unique residential environment, students live together in themed houses that combine curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student’s overall college experience.

The focus of the Women and Creativity House is to demystify the creative process. In this community, topics of gender, sexuality, identity, perception, and visual communication of women in the arts are explored and discussed. This exhibition highlights the collaborative, creative and process-based works produced by the student artists during the academic year and is organized and co-curated by Global Village instructor Marsha Goldberg and Douglass centennial research scholar Katerina Lydon.

The group exhibit will be on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in the Douglass Library, Rutgers University (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) from April 18 to 30, 2018.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. To accompany the exhibition, the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities will publish an online catalog in the spring of 2018.

On Saturday, April 21, join Douglass Residential College for the annual Douglass Global Summit that brings together diverse groups to learn about, share ideas on, and create possible solutions to global challenges. This year’s event, Forced Migration and Global Allies, centers on themes of gender, ethnicity, class, violence, and solutions for displaced populations and their allies. The conference will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center (9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901), followed by an exhibition reception in honor of the Women and Creativity House artists from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room at Douglass Library.

The exhibition and event are free and open to public. Additional information about the exhibition, event, accessibility services, and parking can be found at or

This exhibition and reception are sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Douglass Residential College, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is a universitywide unit reporting to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives under the auspices of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a consortium member of the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series was founded in 1971 by Douglass graduate and artist Joan Snyder DC ’62 under the leadership of library director Daisy Brightenback Shenholm DC '44.