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Agency: Feminist Art and Power

January 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Mint chewing gum with the word Feminism embedded, paper, plastic sleeve and Wrigley's foil chewing gum wrappers

The Museum of Sonoma County announces the exhibition, Agency: Feminist Art and Power on view from January 22, 2022 – June 5, 2022
Curated by: Karen M. Gutfreund
Presented in partnership with The Feminist Art Project; sponsored in part by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities.

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – December 7, 2021Agency: Feminist Art and Power, organized in partnership with the Feminist Art Project and curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, will be presented in the Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) contemporary galleries from January 22 –June 5, 2022.
Agency: Feminist Art and Power brings together the work of womxn artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ and gender identities, who explore the concept of Agency (the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently and to make free choices). These extraordinary artists will present work that examines empowerment, identity, gender roles, aging, gender fluidity, reproductive choice, women and work, violence, and more. The art will challenge our understanding of what shapes us as individuals and communities. Through this exhibition and the accompanying public and educational programs, MSC will provide multiple opportunities for the public to gain access to cutting edge work and ideas of womxn artists who are exploring urgent social topics.

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ARTIST LIST: Shonagh Adelman, Dotty Attie, Ria Brodell, Judy Chicago, Cat Del Buono, Jessie Edelstein, Sally Edelstein, Alyssa Eustaquio, Vanessa Filley, Judy Gelles, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Holly Ballard Martz, Kristine Mays, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Delilah Montoya, Priscilla Otani, Lucky Rapp, Jenny Reinhardt, Sawyer Rose, Joan Semmel, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Winnie van der Rijn, Margi Weir, Ceciley Blanchard, Martha Wilson, and Nancy Youdelman.

Image: Alyssa Eustaquio, Keeping FEMINISM Fresh, 2013, Mint chewing gum, paper, plastic sleeve and Wrigley’s foil chewing gum wrappers, 3 x 2.5 x .5 inches

SPONSORS: Agency is made possible through major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Diane and Jack Stuppin, with additional support from Judith Blankman & Kevin Kraynak, The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University, Barbara Grassechi, Winnie van der Rijn, Unturned Stone Winery, Ancient Oak Cellars, and Sonoma County League of Women Voters (list complete as of 12/7/21).


January 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am
June 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Musuem of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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