The Roundup: Women and Art (Part 2)

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This month is Wiki Women’s history month! Last week we looked at some great examples of women artists whose Wikipedia articles were created or improved by student editors.

We’re happy to say we have more.

Student editors at the University of Maryland College Park have written articles for their Women, Art and Culture course, taught by Avery Dame:

Read about the Turkish artist who created work for a women’s prison, or the work of a Polish artist encouraging feminist critique during the Cold War, or the work of a Chilean photomontage artist who used “thread, card gauze, and tape” to criticize the Pinochet regime.

Read about the German video artist who founded the School for Creative Feminism in Cologne, or the Japanese filmmaker who began her practice by shooting home movies. An Austrian photographer has taken a photograph of herself every day since 1972; we won’t call it a “selfie.”

From the University of Illinois’ Collaborations in Feminism and Technology course taught by Dr. Sharon Irish, read about the folk artist who built an ark in New Jersey, or the sculptor who ran a roadside zoo and built a ten-foot-tall windmill in Wisconsin.


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