Art + Gender class
Last day of the Art and Gender summer class! After a two week extensive study of Archaic and Classical Greek Art with a focus on the portrayals of gender, we began an in-depth study of the early Feminist Art Movement. Students studied and compared the landmark pieces “Some Living American Women Artists / Last Supper” by Mary Beth Edelson and Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party.” They presented research on the work of Faith Ringgold, Audrey Flack, Ann McCoy, Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Schapiro, Marta Minujin, and Yoko Ono. Additional studies included the works of Kiki Smith, Lesley Dill, Alice Neel, Grace Hartigan, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Shirin Neshat, Ana Mendieta, Frida Kahlo, and the Guerrilla Girls! A fantastic, interdisciplinary course with really engaged students!