Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Exhibition Website

Sep 18 2016 - Jan 31 2017

Dennos Museum Center

Traverse City, MI

Activist grandmothers are standing up for their grandchildren in a fight for political, economic and social justice. Their astonishing stories were the inspiration for this storytelling exhibition, based on the award-winning book Grandmother Power. For the first time in history, grandmothers are campaigning universally and vigorously for political, economic and social justice. And they are succeeding. There are more than 42 million grandmothers in the U.S. alone, and 1/2 of them are aged 44-65. They are younger, healthier, better educated and better off than they have ever been.

Paola Gianturco, a grandmother herself, has profiled 120 activist grandmothers in 15 countries on 5 continents in Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. This internationally acclaimed book, with its impactful photographs and stories, was the inspiration for the exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Works on Paper
  • International
  • Contemporary
  • People/ Children
  • Various artists

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