A pictorial advancement of women

A group of women, each representing advancement for women, are displayed in the LSC Art Gallery until Friday, March 7. The art exhibit, which is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, is titled, “Celebrating Women Throughout History.”

Some recognizable faces include Condoleezza Rice, the current US Secretary of State; Ella Jane Fitzgerald, the first African-American woman to receive a Grammy; and Betty Friedan, an American feminist, activist and writer.

“[The Office of MISS] thought an art gallery was unique and different,” MISS Program Coordinator Ashley McDonough said. “I think this is a really unique way to raise awareness [about women’s history].”

Each year, the National Women’s History Project chooses a theme to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. The Multicultural and International Student Services thought the art exhibit would be fitting to celebrate women this year.

“[This exhibit] is more of a timeline of woman’s rights,” McDonough said.

The art gallery, which is arranged in chronological order, includes 19 photographs of women who have contributed to making a mark in history. Beside each photo is a description of how each woman made strives to advance the gender.

One of the featured photographs includes five men with their backs turned beneath a sign that reads, “Headquarters National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.” Photographs such as these capture the resistance to woman’s rights during the early twentieth century.

“I hope that people will take a moment to stop by and look at it,” McDonough said.

For more information on the exhibit, contact the Office of MISS at 294-3588.

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