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The History of Art & Feminism: "Where the Future Came From"

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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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The History of Art & Feminism: "Where the Future Came From"

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Book Launch & Reception

Join Meg Duguid, editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist work that feminist art has produced in Chicago. Other speakers include: Joanna Gardner-Hugget, Associate Professor and Associate Dean,Depaul University; Tempestt Hazel, Art Program Officer, The Field Foundation; Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor, SAIC; Jennifer Scott, Director and Chief Curator, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; and Melissa Potter, Associate Professor, Columbia College.

About the Book: Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) is a collective research project on the integral role of feminism in Chicago’s artist-run culture from the late-nineteenth century to the present. Active contributors to the city’s thriving art scene throughout its history, these artists have long defined how we create and organize collaborative work, on not only a local but also a national level. The book documents a 2018-2019 open-source participatory exhibition, symposium, and series of accompanying programs at Columbia College Chicago that explored the roles of feminism and intersectionality in approaching this history. The edited volume features a detailed chronology of almost 50 alternative spaces and projects spanning from 1880 to 2020, transcripts and related material from 18 presentations by artists, organizers, curators, and historians offer personal as well as scholarly accounts of feminist cultural work.

About the Editor: Meg Duguid, director of exhibitions for Columbia College’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces (DEPS).

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