'The Gallery Gap' Episode 2: The Reckoning

Mar 15, 2017

Guerrilla Girls, Do Women Have to be Naked to get into the Met. Museum?, 1989, Poster. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds from the Art History Department and the Jaeke Family Life Endowment, 2016.6ii.

This week, Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr pick up where they left off by talking about the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists.

The Guerrilla Girls’ work on gender, racial and socioeconomic equity in the art world was the catalyst for this podcast. Claire and Melissa chat about how the Guerrilla Girls got their start in the 1980s, as well as their recent visit to the Quad Cities.

Inspired by the Guerrilla Girls’ work on gender balance in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Melissa and Claire do their own ‘weenie counts’ in the galleries of the Figge and the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art (ATMA). Have a listen to see how our community’s museums stack up.

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