Ruth Rieffanaugh, President
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor and Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture
March 8 - April 6, 2017
An exhibition about the roles of women in business and labor and their sacrifices,
challenges, leadership, and innovation
Exhibition Design by Alexandra Kontsevaia Peterson and Graphic Design by Cait Stuff
Scollay Square Gallery, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
See the press release here
UVA artists: Nancer Ballard, Nancy Hall Brooks, Linda Clave, Anita Helen Cohen, Jennifer Jean Costello, Lynda Goldberg, Sarah Iwany, Nhung Mackey, Aline Martini, Brenda Gael McSweeney, Diane Sheridan, Maria Termini, Andrea Zampitella, Ellen Zellner
Support from the Mayor's Office for Women's Advancement, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program At Boston University, the Boston Women's Heritage Trail, the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Boston University, and Gender & International Development Initiatives of the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center (GaIDI/WSRC).
Opening Reception with live music and short artist talks - Thursday, March 16th 5-7 pm in the Scollay Square Gallery (5th Floor - Boston City Hall) preceded by
Panel Discussion & Presentation on "Women in the Workforce: Views from Developing Countries" by the BU Humphrey Fellowship Program
4-5 pm in the Piemonte Room (5th Floor - Boston City Hall)
If you'd like to help support this important exhibition financially, you can make a tax-deductible donation today here Can you donate $10, $20 or $50?
Participate in a special walking tour at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge of Women in Business and Labor on March 25, 2017. More here.
Boston's Women Sbipbuilders for the Navy, 1942-1945, Lecture by Polly Kienle at the Boston Public Library, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm. More here. Read more about women shipbuilders at the Charlestown Navy Yard here.
See the photo exhibit, Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women's Movement, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study through March 17, 2017, more here. There is also a special website related to Worker's Rights & Equality here.
More about Women's History Month here.
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is organizing an exhibition related to the historic theme of “women in business and labor” at Boston City Hall’s Scollay Square Gallery, One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201. This exhibition is under the supervision and jurisdiction of the City of Boston's Arts and Culture Office. Learn more about UVA's thematic curated exhibitions here.
The purpose of the exhibition, through art created by today’s artists as well as other relevant components (documents, books, music, videos, artifacts, poetry etc.) is to provide the exhibition audience with an opportunity to learn and experience this important historical topic and its relevancy to modern times. The exhibition coincides with Women’s History Month in the United States and International Women’s Day on March 8th, which has a 2017 theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030.” The exhibition will run from March 6 - March 31, 2017 and the opening reception is tentatively scheduled for Thursday March 16th, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm with live music, refreshments, and short artist talks.
The preliminary statement prepared by the curator for this exhibition follows:
"The United States has a long history of women in the paid workforce and in business. But, full inclusion ‘in the world of work’ and participation has taken almost three centuries for improvements to occur and for women to begin to achieve gender equality in participation and benefits. Those successes and achievements have included higher pay, job appreciation, better working conditions, more opportunities, and increased value to their local, state and national economies. Those changes were often the result of severe hardships and sacrifices by women of all races, nationalities, backgrounds, education, and regions. They challenged laws and regulations as well as social standards and stereotypes and organized women to change public opinion. As a result of that hard work and commitment, organizations and businesses began to slowly change all across the United States and in many nations and eventually they were codified progressive measures by governments. More women have now become empowered to contribute to their personal, family and community well-beings in the United States and throughout the world. These improvements are manifested in many areas of today’s society such as the family, corporations, education, sports, healthcare, arts and culture, and the military. Despite these changes, however, the rights and health of women continue to be threatened in the United States and internationally. ”
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