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'Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change'
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm
A shared yearning for free expression has animated an enduring solidarity between women poets and artists. Using words and images, brimming with passion and determination, they communicate with and inspire one another across geographic boundaries and historic eras. Such devotion is evident in Muriel Rukeysers honor poem for the German artist Käthe Kollwitz and in Judy Chicagos Dinner Party homage to Emily Dickinson. The critic Lucy Lippard has argued that making poetry out of politics, making art from lives lived outside of power, and making politics out of that art and poetry - these are the three solid dimensions, the third power of the womens liberation movement. This collection of printed poems, artists books and art objects celebrates these creative and social bonds.