"Where the Future Came From" Explores Feminist Art of Chicago


Where the Future Came From is a three-month long exhibition and symposium at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago exploring the ways feminist art shaped the city from the late nineteenth century to today. The exhibition aims to review the ways feminist artists in Chicago shaped the contemporary art scene, as well as broaden knowledge of previously examined works. Along with the exhibition, key speakers and panelists will be brought in to speak about feminism in art and current feminist-run projects. The keynote conversation will take place on November 1, and the exhibition opening and discussions on November 2.

Discussion Question

How has feminist art shaped your city or hometown? What importance has it had in the past and present?

Further Reading

To learn more about the guest speakers and times that they will be taking place, visit Columbia College Chicago’s Glass Curtain Gallery page.

Action Item

Look into your hometown’s history to see if there were any major feminist movements of the past. If so, look at how they are similar to what you see today.

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