According to the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum’s Art Inventories Catalog, as of 2011, only 394, or less than 8 percent of the 5,193 public outdoor sculptures of individuals in the United States, were of women, compared with 4,799 of men. More than ever we are a visual society. If we set a higher value on what we see and experience, what does it mean when women aren’t part of our public art, history textbooks, and media? Whether they have made a footprint in their community, or taken lead in the country, these women’s stories are meant to be heard.
Sponsored by / Kevin and Jenny Kendrick Charitable Giving Fund, Randi and Tsune (Tsuneharu) Kawakita and Larry and Ellie Schroeder
Exhibit in the Museum of Science & Art
Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress
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About the Perspective Series