Apr 13 2015
By Kathryn Lopez
Topics Race, Gender, Identity
Department Bernstein Gallery
Source Woodrow Wilson School
An exhibit by artist Mary Beth Edelson, “Feminist Humor as Political Device,” opened in the Bernstein Gallery at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs March 28, 2015. The public is invited to a discussion about the exhibit and public reception (information below) at the Bernstein Gallery on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Widely considered a pioneer for feminist art, Edelson's creative work ranges from paintings to sculptures to performance. The exhibit on display at the Wilson School showcases drawings and prints of actresses like Mae West and Marilyn Monroe. Edelson has rewritten their scripted lines through a feminist lens, transforming the women from their memorable film roles to bold and brassy individuals.
Edelson’s work has been included in more than 90 books and belongs to permanent exhibits including the Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, National Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Detroit Institute of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Seattle Museum of Art, Malmo Museum and Sammlung Verbund.
The Bernstein Gallery showcases varying exhibits related to public policy throughout the year, visually enhancing issues approached at the Wilson School.
For more information about the event, click here.