Unfinished Art: Guerrilla Girls and Art Education at Hull House

Seriously Chicago? You’re killing me with the whole, “great thing comes to town just when Melissa leaves” thing.

But I guess that’s just the way it goes sometimes. One day I’m lucky enough to run into a festival in Boystown or an interesting art exhibition in Hyde Park, the next I’m quietly glowering at my computer screen in Rochester. You win some, you lose some.

However, for all of you in the Chicago area there’s a great opportunity to learn about feminism in art! Tuesday at 4pm at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum there will be a number of interactive programs about feminism in art and arts education.

The show, Unfinished Business: Arts Education, will include fun opportunities to take advantage of the interrelations of democracy and art by printing and sending postcards to legislators and learning weaving techniques as demonstrated live by weaving a map of Chicago. The show is community curated and promotes the importance of the arts and of cultural rights as a necessity for successful democracy.

And not only will you be able to see this great show, but the Guerrilla Girls will be there.

As many of you likely know, the Guerrilla Girls are sort of like feminist superheroes of the art world. They don guerrilla masks and use humor, interesting design, and hard facts to teach the public about sexism and racism in the arts (not just the visual arts, they have projects dedicated to film, pop culture, politics, etc). 

Basically, the Guerrilla Girls are badasses and you should go to their event where you can learn about the ever popular subject of reinventing the “f” word–feminism.

As if that’s not enough to convince you to go, it’s free! And there will be cupcakes!

So go on then, have fun! Let me live vicariously through you (But really, if you go, take pictures and tell me about it. I’ll pay you back with gratitude and the knowledge that I think you’re awesome!). You can read a little more about Unfinished Business here, and more about the Guerrilla Girls event here.

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