The Hampshire College Art Gallery presented "Sharing the Journey: The Engagement of Women of Color with Their Worlds through Stories and Work: An Exhibit of Hampshire Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni that Examines how Cultural Identity Plays into the Ways We Approach Our Work."
The exhibit opened on Friday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, and ran until Tuesday, February 24th. Work presented reflected individuals' personal journeys with identity, and the show itself sought to examine the ways individuals with specific cultural backgrounds and life experiences are seeing and understanding the world around them.
This exhibit was part of a larger program, "Academics, Activism, Art, and Ascendancy: Women of Color who Change the World," that was organized by Hampshire's Board of Trustees to celebrate Florence Ladd for her service to Hampshire College and to higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.
The exhibit was organized by Hampshire's Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the President's Office. It was curated by students Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich and Joyce Li and Director of Multicultural and International Student Services Melissa Scheid Frantz.
Regular gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, closed Saturday, Sunday: 2-5 p.m. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Harold F. Johnson Library building. This exhibit was open to the public; for more information, please call the Multicultural and International Student Services Office (413.559.5415).
Click on this link for an image from the Women of Color exhibit held in February 2009 at Hampshire College:
Credit: Carolyn Li Madeo