Ruth Rieffanaugh, President
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor and Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture
March 8 - April 6, 2017 (See opening reception photos from March 16, 2017 here) See the blog post about the panel discussion and presentation by the UNITWIN Network: Gender, Culture, Development here and by the BU Humphrey Program here
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 Marketing and Educational Brochure here
UVA artists: Nancer Ballard, Nancy Hall Brooks, *Tsun Ming Chmielinski, Linda Clave, Anita Helen Cohen, Jennifer Jean Costello, Lynda Goldberg, Sarah Iwany, Nhung Mackey, Aline Martini, *Brenda Gael McSweeney, *Ruth Rieffanaugh, *Diane Sheridan, Maria Termini, Andrea Zampitella, Ellen Zellner *UVA Board of Directors and Council of Advisors
Support from the Mayor's Office for Women's Advancement, the Boston Women's Heritage Trail, the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Boston University, Gender & International Development Initiatives of the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center (GaIDI/WSRC) and features a presentation and panel discussion with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Boston University and MIT.
Opening Reception with a live string music by the Sherri Zhang Trio and 6 short artist talks by Nancer Ballard, Linda Clave, Jennifer Costello, Maria Termini, Andrea Zampitella, and Tsun Ming Chmielinski - Thursday, March 16th 5-7 pm in the Scollay Square Gallery (5th Floor - Boston City Hall) preceded by
Panel Discussion & Presentation on "Global Perspectives on Women in the Workforce" featuring Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Boston University and MIT from 4-5 pm in the Piemonte Room (5th Floor - Boston City Hall).
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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