"Feminist Art Education: Renewal and Revision"
Chairs: Nancy Buchanan, California Institute of the Arts; Christine Wertheim, California Institute of the Arts
Panelists: Kaucyila Brooke, California Institute of the Arts; Claudia Slanar, Independent Curator and Writer; Barbara McCullough, Savannah College of Art and Design

What is the value of feminist arts pedagogy today? In the years since Judy Chicago initiated the first Feminist Art Program in 1970, women students have called for their own opportunities to define and discuss their relationship to feminism. At CalArts, twice in the past 15 years, students have unearthed the documents of the Feminist Art Program, and organized symposia to convene multiple feminist generations for discussion. What do current scholarship and art practices reflect, regarding feminism? Is there a need for women-only studio classes? In addition to a lively discussion of these questions, we will screen “Define,” a video meditation on the semiotics of ethnic female identity by O.Funmilayo Makarah, and scholar Claudia Slanar will deliver an illustrated lecture on previously undiscovered 1970s feminist works.

Shares & Stakeholders: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the 100th Annual College Art Association Conference
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
February 25, 2012
Organized by Audrey Chan and Elana Mann


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