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Art as Activism student exhibit opens April 21

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce, I WELCOME CHANGE but sometimes I wish I could change back, an exhibit of art projects about creating community by students from the Art as Activism House, part of Douglass Residential College’s Global Village at Rutgers University. The exhibit will be on view the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in the Douglass Library from April 21 – May 2, 2022. Many of the art works presented will include the participation of viewers who may contribute their own sketches, poetry and stories to help shape a larger expression of community. The Art as Activism House is instructed by Eva Mantell. Exhibiting artists include: Ally M. Boehm, Sasha R. Dasaro, Upasana Ghosh, Shreya Gupta, Zakiya Jones, Iman Khan, Julia C. Kizar, Jane E. Matto, Nicole Mitroff, Gabrielle Moore, Jinnie Pang, and Callandra D. Peters. To accompany the exhibition, CWAH will publish an online catalog featuring an essay by Eva Mantell.

A virtual tour of the exhibit will be presented on Monday, April 25 during the Global Village Final Plenary. The event is organized by Douglass Residential College. The final plenary is free and open to the public. It starts at 7pm and will be held in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Jameson Complex, 9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries are located in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). The galleries are free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9am – 6pm and are subject to the university libraries operating schedule. *Rutgers University Libraries are currently only open to the Rutgers Community. RU ID required. Further information about the exhibition can be found at

Douglass Residential College and the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities / Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries.
*Douglass Residential College’s Global Village Learning Communities offer a year-long experience in themed “houses.” The Art as Activism House explores women in art as change agents around the world and connects students to their inner activist through multi-modal creative expressions.

Image: Jane Matto and Alexandria Boehm, Leaves of Change, 2021