Neither Model Nor Muse: Women and Artistic Expression

Two exhibits were mounted as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture's third biennial symposium: Stretching the Canvas: Women Exploring the Arts and The Feminist Art Movement, 1970s-1980s.

Stretching the Canvas: Women Exploring the Arts

Stretching the Canvas is a non-traditional art exhibit that brings a "behind the scenes" perspective to the process of art-making. Using documentary and archival pieces as well as artwork - from Duke women undergraduates and women artists in the Bingham Center collections - this exhibit considers different facets of women's artistic practice.

The Feminist Art Movement, 1970s-1980s

The feminist art movement originated in the early 1970s and was directly inspired by second-wave feminism. The art exhibit showcases the work of Kate Millett and Irene Peslikis, and demonstrates how feminism influences art forms such as comics and music. Other highlights include feminist art publications, LPs, songbooks and concert flyers from the women's music movement, including material from the Common Woman Chorus.

On Display: 22 October 2007 - 31 May 2008
Old Perk Gallery (outside Gothic Reading Room)
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