"!Women Art Revolution" Film Screening
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester
Synopsis: "Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in womens art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Womens Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art. New ways of thinking about the complexities of gender, race, class, and sexuality evolved." Film series sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Little Theatre, and the Multi-Media Center. Event is free and open to the public.