Picturing the Contemporary Arts in Ms. Magazine: A Chronological Journey
Jan 5–29, 2012 • Grand Lobby
Please note change of dates as listed on newsletter.
As a contribution to the Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism Symposium, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has designed a slide show, Picturing the Contemporary Arts in Ms. Magazine: A Chronological Journey. It features a broad array of images of artists and art that appeared in the feminist magazine beginning with the earliest issues in 1972. Evident in the slide show are the shifting priorities towards the arts in general and specific art forms throughout the magazine’s history. For example, the earliest editions were strongly aligned with the burgeoning feminist visual art scene, and the most recent issues focus on recent films and videos by and about women. The slide show will be on view at Stanford’s Department of Art and Art History and in other campus venues, and in YBCA’s Grand Lobby during the month of January 2012.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine, Stanford University is hosting a series of events during the Winter Quarter 2012 that look back on what Ms. has meant to its readers over the last forty years. A campus-wide symposium, Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism, will be held on the Stanford campus in January 2012. A keynote speech by Ms. founding editor, Gloria Steinem, will be the centerpiece of the event series, which will also look ahead to what feminism may mean for the next generation. This event is co-sponsored by Stanford’s American Studies Program, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the program in Feminist Studies, in collaboration with Ms. magazine.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
YBCA Exhibitions 11–12 is made possible in part by:
Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free First Tuesdays:
Underwritten by Directors Forum Members