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What is, and what isn’t, feminist art? Reframing Feminism: Visualizing Women, Gender & Sexuality reflects on the relationships among art, activism, and feminist movements through a broad selection of artworks from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection. Works by such artists as Jeanne Dunning, Valie Export, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol, among others, require viewers to reconsider what constitutes a feminist art practice, who makes feminist art, and what role art plays for and within feminist movements. The exhibition poses questions about the position of gendered bodies in public space, as well as the complicated relationships between gender, race, and sexuality and consumer culture and commodification.

This Teaching Gallery exhibition is curated by Trevor Joy Sangrey, lecturer in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and assistant dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with the course “Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,” offered in fall 2017.

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Selected works

The Teaching Gallery is a space in the Kemper Art Museum dedicated to presenting works from the Museum's collection with direct connections to Washington University courses. Teaching Gallery installations are intended to serve as parallel classrooms and can be used to supplement courses through object-based inquiry, research, and learning. Learn more