Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Exhibition Opens Jan. 20

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Exhibition Opens Jan. 20

Molly Crabapple, “Audre Lorde,” 2018

Molly Crabapple, “Audre Lorde,” 2018.

The Fairfield University Art Museum announces an art exhibition featuring international posters on issues surrounding women’s rights.

We look forward to sharing these powerful posters and creating a place for conversation around the issues raised by them.

— Carey Mack Weber, Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum

The Fairfield University Art Museum will host Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-Based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination in the museum’s Walsh Gallery, Jan. 20 through April 6, 2023. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.

The exhibition features more than 70 large-format posters, created by designers from all over the world,  highlighting the long-standing fight for gender equality as it relates to Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ and gender-nonconforming communities. It was originally organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, MFA, professor emerita, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The exhibition, Resnick explained, “features posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights, while actively challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, and advancing sexual and reproductive rights.“

At Fairfield University, the exhibition has been co-curated by a group of faculty members in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program: Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD; Elizabeth Hohl, PhD; Johanna Garvey, PhD; and Anna Lawrence, PhD.

The exhibition and its corresponding programming celebrate women and gender-nonconforming social justice advocates of all races and ethnicities, while highlighting the inequalities against which they have fought. Fairfield University undergraduate students will have the opportunity to design their own poster in response to those on view in the exhibition. The winning poster, chosen by the faculty co-curators, will be added to the exhibition in March, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

“As always, all are welcome and encouraged to engage with the exhibition and the numerous free programs and events that we have planned to complement it,” said Carey Mack Weber, Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum. “We look forward to sharing these powerful posters and creating a place for conversation around the issues raised by them.”

Related Programming:

Thursday, Jan. 19 | 6-8 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
Quick Center for the Arts Lobby and Walsh Gallery

Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 5 p.m.
Lecture: “A Cut at the Heart of Womanhood”
Stephanie Welsh DNP, CNM, FACNM, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Clinical Faculty Specialist in Midwifery and winner of 1996 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography
Kelley Theatre, and livestreaming on thequicklive.com

Monday, Feb. 13 | 5 p.m.
Virtual Lecture: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights”
Elizabeth Resnick, Exhibition Curator and Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
Livetream only, on thequicklive.com

Wednesday, March 1 | 5 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Faculty Co-Curators
Kelley Theatre (this event will not be livestreamed, but will be recorded)

See all events, register, and learn more at fairfield.edu/museum.

Opening Night Reception: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. 
Location:

Regina A. Quick Center for Arts, Walsh Gallery
200 Barlow Road Fairfield, CT 06824

Additional Details:

Join us as we celebrate the opening of  Women’s Rights are Human Rights, on view in the Walsh Gallery (located inside the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts) from January 20 through April 8, 2023. Light refreshments will be served in the Quick Center lobby. The Walsh Gallery will be open until 8 p.m.

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