University Museums to host discussion on women in the arts

Michaela Ramm

Iowa State’s University Museums will host a discussion on women in the history of art, or the lack thereof.

A discussion on women in art today and historically will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall. 

According to the events calendar, the round table will be moderated by Michele Schaal, professor of English and women’s studies. 

The discussion will be based off of the efforts of Guerrilla Girls, a feminist activist group formed in 1985.

According to the events website, the group works to raise awareness on three major issues with women artists: their absence in major international museums, their marginalization from history books and the lack of funds granted to their projects.

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