Arts Society & Culture

Guerrilla Girls to visit Georgia Museum of Art

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Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond will be on display Dec. 6 to March 1 at the Georgia Museum of Art.  

Athens, Ga. – Two members of the Guerrilla Girls will visit the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia to participate in a panel discussion on the exhibition “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” on Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Neysa Page-Lieberman, curator of “Not Ready to Make Nice” and director of the department of exhibitions, performance and student spaces at Columbia College, Chicago, will lead the panel. Frida Kahlo, founder and current member of Guerrilla Girls, and Romaine Brooks, former Guerrilla Girl and current “Old Grrl,” will participate. The discussion is sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

The exhibition has been traveling since it opened in Chicago in March 2012. The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activists who maintain anonymity through wearing gorilla masks and seek to draw attention to social issues and promote social change through their multimedia artwork.

The Georgia Museum of Art is the only university museum in the Southeast to show the exhibition. Page-Lieberman reached out to colleagues in academia with museums on college campuses as the exhibition was created with student interest in mind. Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the museum, worked with Page-Lieberman to plan the installation of the exhibition this past December, and UGA students helped with that installation.

“I always have a great time reuniting with the Guerrilla Girls,” said Page-Lieberman. “My absolute favorite part of the conversations is hearing the voice of the students, the voice of the faculty and staff and the voice of people in the region that talk about how this work resonates in their lives. There’s never a shortage of passion and good ideas.”

A reception sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies will follow. The exhibition is on view at the museum through March 1.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. The address is 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA, 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.