Electronic Catalog by the Curators

Together, these articles are the electronic catalog for the exhibition, Activism: Methods for Achieving Equity. Each curator has shared his or her expertise on a specific issue relating to the exhibition. We hope you enjoy looking deeper at the methods, materials, and histories the articles discuss.

Queer Struggles for Civil Rights by Harper Stone

Difference and Disease by Nate Wardwell

Bearing Witness to Greenpeace by Rachel Sarnoff

The Gender Bias of Toxicity by Katie Parker

Analyzing the Activist Role in the Recovery of Rape Victims by Ariana Gunderson

Women and Poetry During Second Wave Feminism by Rachel Ossip

April 22, 2011

Have you visited the show? Please tell us what you think!

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April 22, 2011

Almost there!

The main label gets put up

The exhibit sign!

April 18, 2011

Opening details for the exhibition: Join us April 22nd in Providence!

Our exhibition, Activism: Methods for Achieving Equity, will run from April 18th to May 31st in the John Hay Library’s Gammell Gallery at Brown University. We will be at the special opening reception for the public on Friday, April 22nd from 4-5 pm. In the weeks following the opening, each of us – the six curators – will offer special tours during the Hay’s open hours (Monday – Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5). If you’re at Brown, stay tuned to Morning Mail for details. The exhibition is free to all visitors.

March 24, 2011

Activism: Methods for Achieving Equity, a new exhibition at the John Hay Library

A rainbow flowing over the capitol steps, a ticking time bomb, verses of poetry and song are all part of our new exhibition at the Hay Library at Brown University. Our show explores contemporary and historical activism in the areas of feminism, queer rights, and environmentalism, focusing on the methods and persuasive techniques that propelled these movements. The objects in the exhibition are from the Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda and from activists working in Providence today.

We are all freshmen and sophomores in the seminar, Displaying Activism Then and Now, and we curated this exhibition as an experiment in the explored the intersection of activism and curatorial techniques. Our exhibition asks how museums can be active participants in struggles for social justice, and how we can get visitors to participate. If you’re in Providence, come learn about histories of struggle and transformation in the feminist, environmentalist, and queer rights movements. Examine and share tactics and methods for doing activism. Take action to improve the world we all share!

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