The Women and Money Project
September 6 – December 10, 2016
By investigating the relationship between women and money through a contemporary lens, The Women and Money Project posits questions and initiates visual and verbal dialogue regarding economics, of which money is a by-product, a construct, and a human creation. Money has evolved from an “exchange of value” to a purpose of its own that has, in some instances, created its own scarcity. Women have experienced this scarcity and the exhibition provides an opportunity to bring artistic voices to the discussion. The Women and Money Project expands beyond the limits of the gallery space into the community by connecting artists, community organizations, private entities, and audiences in exploring a local and global problem. The exhibition promotes the use of art for social change, examines women’s place in the precarious state of the world’s economic and financial situation, and scrutinizes, investigates and discusses infrastructures that perpetuate gender and economic inequality. This exhibition also includes artworks selected by Lyndel King, Director of the Weisman Art Museum, through a national call for entries.
The Women and Money Project is organized by Ellen Schillace and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Additional financial support has been provided by Affiance Financial, Anonymous donation in honor of Ruth Harvey and Barry Murphy, Beth Bergman - Wet Paint, Inc., Jennifer Lynn Englin - Heaven Sent Healing Massage, Jane Addams Peace Association - Joan Patchen Fund, Liz Brenner Dodson, Rachel T. Schromen - Schromen Law, LLC, Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ruth Stricker, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. In-kind support has been provided by Hotdish Advertising, Rachel T. Schromen - Schromen Law, LLC, and Thistle Design.
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