History of Art and Architecture

Opening Reception - "This is Not Ideal"

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

University Art Gallery, Fick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh

Exhibition Dates: October 26-December 7, 2018

Opening Reception: October 25, 5:00-7:00 PM

How do works of art reinforce conventional gender roles? And how can they confront these myths? In the face of #metoo, gender inequity, heterosexism and cisgender privilege, how can museums make a difference?

Drawn from the University Art Gallery collection, this exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present that engage with shifting cultural norms of gender. This Is Not Ideal also features new works by local contemporary artists Katie Ott and Adam Milner.

Curated by Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar in the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

For additional information about the exhibition, please visit https://uag.pitt.edu/.