the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover
the visual representation of la mujer, or
the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and
Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and
this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient,
creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female
experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant
role in their art.
is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of
them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to
tell through their work. Her research revealed more questions like, how
are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists
confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums
they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the
female experience in future South American societies?
October 17 –
December 20, 2019
Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday