Art and awareness collided this past week at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design after a whirlwind two-day visit by iconic art activists, The Guerrilla Girls.
Formed in New York City in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are a group of female artists dedicated to bringing to light racial and gender inequalities in the art world. And after more than 30 years, these gorilla-masked ladies are still spreading their message today through artwork, public exhibits and, like we saw last week, public speaking.
As a part of MIAD’s Creativity Series and generously sponsored by Katie Heil, Madeline Lubar and the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, the two-day visit included a public presentation, hands-on classes with MIAD students and a Q&A on inclusion and diversity in the art world.
But after spending two days with these iconic women, what did these attendees learn? How can future artists and community members work towards making the art world more inclusive?
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For more on Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and MIAD’s Creativity Series, you can visit them online at www.MIAD.edu.