ERIC Number: ED244888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Through Women's Eyes--Seeing Our World Anew [and] The Future for Women in the Arts and Humanities.
Pena, Lydia M.
In the past 15 years, women have made substantial strides in remedying several longstanding injustices towards women in art. Through considerable pressure and discussion, a small group of women succeeded in convincing the Brooklyn Museum of Art to host an exhibition of women artists in the 1970s. Women art professors also staged a successful boycott of one of the standard college survey texts on art history, "History of Art." At an annual caucus, these women refused to use the second edition of this text, published in 1977, because the author did not include or acknowledge the contributions of women to art. Women's art as a successful movement emerged in the 1970's. It is now a recognized force because of the concerted efforts of women's groups. However, at this juncture, women artists need to recognize that their needs are identical to male artists'. In the future, women in the arts and humanities must reflect individualities and help to abolish male and female stereotypes. Women artists must now focus on creating a new definition of society and a new humanism. (LP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Opening of Women's History Week (Arvada, CO, March 1984) and at the Annual Women's Studies Conference (8th, Greeley, CO, January 1984).