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"American Women's Movement in Art"
Exhibition at Douglass Library
Symposium Oct. 12th

For a deeper look at some of the leading personalities in the American women's movement in art, members of the Rutgers community and the general public are invited to view the new exhibition "In Passionate Pursuit: Capturing the American Women's Movement in Art" at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library.

The exhibition consists of over 30 photographs taken since the 1970's by Dr. Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University. The photographs offer a personal and inside view of artists, art historians, and activists who participated in the women's movement in art. The exhibition will run September 15 through October 15, 2006.

A symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition, on Thursday, October 12th, will include lectures by Professor Comini, Dr. Mary Garrard, Professor Emerita - American University, and Faith Ringgold, artist and Professor Emerita, University of California at San Diego. Rutgers-Camden Professor Martin Rosenberg will moderate. The symposium begins at 4:30 p.m. and takes place in the Women and Gender Studies Room of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library. The Mabel Smith Douglass Library is located at 8 Chapel Drive in New Brunswick.

The exhibition and symposium are sponsored by: The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; The Brodsky Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts; The Feminist Art Project; The Institute for Women and Art; Margery Somers Foster Center; The Rutgers University Libraries, all at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

This event is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Posted September 14, 2006