Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

Engendering Creativity: Weaving and Women's Education in Modern Tunisia
  • Engendering Creativity: Weaving and Women's Education in Modern Tunisia
  • Gallery Talk
  • 7/31/2013
  • 18:00-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
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Event Description
Jessica Gerschultz, Assistant Professor of African/African American Studies at the University of Kansas, will explore the complex significance of women's artistic production and training at the École des Beaux-Arts in postcolonial Tunisia. Weaving and design education embodied the larger trend toward modernization in the 1960s, exemplifying the contradictions underpinning gender and educational reform. Gerschultz will discuss how professors, students, artist-designers, and administrators participated in these developments.