A exhibition at UC San Diego featuring seven internationally recognized women artists celebrates their pioneering examination of race and gender.
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“Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity” features works by artists connected with the university who paved the way for greater inclusion in the arts.
The seven artists — Eleanor Antin, Barbara Kruger, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae Weems — have all been honored with major exhibitions at leading museums, recognized with prestigious awards, and are all representative of the university’s Department of Visual Arts.
“We’ve not had a show bringing together such well-known artists at the height of their fame in the gallery before,” said Department of Visual Arts chair Jack Greenstein.
“Today, there is an expectation that art tackles difficult issues, including diversity, inequality and the need for social change. It is easy to forget how much people put themselves on the line to do work like this,” he added. “The work presented in this exhibition is certainly very courageous and, I think, very beautiful.”
The exhibition is open through March 3 at the UC San Diego University Art Gallery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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