Dates: March 2 to April 3, 2020*
*This exhibition was cut short, ending March 13 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and ISU campus closure.
Location: Reiman Gallery, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Curatorial Statement: #WomenKnowStuffToo celebrates women’s expertise as makers in a variety of fields and media. Focus on women’s expertise in art-making has sometimes been lacking, with exhibitions often focusing on what artists represent in their work, more than how they do it, or the levels of skill and technical command they achieve in the process. #WomenKnowStuffToo aims to highlight how women makers develop and deploy skill, accumulated knowledge, and understanding of technique and technology in creating their works. Through this exhibition and the associated program series, #WomenKnowStuffToo aims to engage community members in lively and ongoing conversation celebrating women artists, women’s impact on the arts, and women’s expertise as makers in a wide variety of fields and media.
Guest Co-curators: Dr. Emily Morgan, College of Design, and Dr. Ruxandra Looft, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
Community Engagement Specialist: Jennifer Drinkwater, College of Design
ReACT Exhibition Coordinator: Lilah Anderson, Educator for Visual Literacy and Learning, University Museums
Credit Line: The reACT exhibition series is coordinated by University Museums and sponsored by the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for the Division of Operations and Finance. #WomenKnowStuffToo programming is made possible thanks to additional sponsorship from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Programming also supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.