Art Galleries, Academia, and Women in Fur Masks: A Case Study of Using Visual Art to Promote Engaged Classroom Learning

  • Rachel Brickner Acadia University
  • Laurie Dalton Acadia University/Carleton University

Abstract

This article describes a collaboration between a Gender and Development professor and the Director of the Acadia University Art Gallery in designing an activist visual art project based on an exhibit of the Guerrilla Girls. We argue that faculty-gallery collaboration is a critical, but underused, component of teaching and learning on campuses. Résumé Cet article décrit la collaboration entre une professeure d'études sur le genre et le développement, et la directrice de la galerie d'art de l'Université Acadia, dans le cadre de la conception d'un projet d'art visuel militant, basé sur une exhibition des Femmes Guérilla. Nous argumentons qu'une collaboration galleriefaculté est une composante critique mais sousutilisée, des méthodes d'enseignement et d'apprentissage sur les campus.

Author Biographies

Rachel Brickner, Acadia University
Rachel K. Brickner, Acadia University, focuses research on interest representation of women workers in Canada and Mexico. She has recently published in Latin American Perspectives, International Studies Perspectives, and Canadian Woman Studies/ cahiers du femme.
Laurie Dalton, Acadia University/Carleton University
Laurie Dalton, Acadia University Art Gallery, is currently working on her PhD in Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Her dissertation examines issues of display, representation, and new media in Canadian Pavilions at recent World Expositions. Her research interests are cross-disciplinary, with emphasis on visual culture, heritage, and museology.
Published
2012-05-17