Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power

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Oct 1 2016 - Jan 8 2017

A cross-disciplinary collaboration between SMoCA and ASU Intermedia Professor Muriel Magenta, Ph.D., Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power aims to use art as a critical catalyst in rethinking and transforming the advancement of women.

The exhibition will feature 19 artists whose works deal with the themes and issues of how women exercise and think about power. The exhibition is grounded by the experiences of five women who have held positions of great leadership: Kyrsten Sinema, U.S. congresswoman, 9th District, Ariz.; Rebecca White Berch, former chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; Barbara Barrett, international businesswoman, former U.S. ambassador to Finland and namesake of ASU’s Barrett Honors College; Diane Enos, former president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; and Gloria Feldt, activist, former CEO of Planned Parenthood and faculty member of the ASU School of Social Transformation.

Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power explores this vital subject during the historical juncture in the U.S. as a woman runs for president as the nominee of a major party. The artists’ works challenge women to think about power in their everyday lives and to find ways they can make a difference. Participating artists include: Julie Anand, Malena Barnhart, Patricia Clark, Anne Coe, Grisha Coleman, Meredith Drum, Angela Ellsworth, Brooke Grucella, Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver, Mary Hood, Adriene Jenik, Siri Khandavilli, Muriel Magenta, Gabriela Muñoz, Mary Neubauer and Todd Ingalls, M. Jenea Sanchez, and Forrest Solis. [...] 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Ethnic / Gender
  • Group show

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