The popular feminist art activists known as the Guerrilla Girls will bring their message to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Protecting their individual identities by wearing gorilla masks, the anonymous Guerrilla Girls use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism, and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture.
Members of the group have visited over 90 universities and museums from Shanghai to London and New York since their start in n1985. This will be their first visit to greenwich and will spotlight the new Bruce Museum exhibition her Crowd: New Art by Women from our Neighbors’ Private Collections.
“We are looking forward to wild, witty and important discussions on the state of the arts,” said Sandra van Boetzelaer, Director of marking and communications at the Bruce Museum. ‘The Guerrilla Girls’ visit will no doubt open minds about gender and racial inequality in the art world. And we expect tickets to sell out quickly, so be sure to sign up soon.”
To attend the vent there are two options: The “Go Full Guerrilla” program starts at 6:00pm with time to mingle with the Guerrilla Girls and enjoy a light dinner and drink in a jungle-suggested atmosphere until the start of the panel discussion. After the panel, guests will return to an after-glow party and drinks until 10:00pm.
There is also an option to join the festivities arriving at 7:30pm for the “Guerrilla Tough Talk Only” with the discussion on the state of the art world followed by the after-glow.
The panel includes members of the current art world known for their open, frank talk. The moderator, Katie Hollander, Executive Director of Creative Time, will start the discussion with artist Hilary Harkness, collector of Sandra Joys, art dealer Cristin Tierney, curator Mia Laufer, and the Two Guerrilla Girls.
Tickets are available not at brucemuseum.eventbrite.com.
The Bruce Museum is working with event sponsors WAG, Val’s Wines and Liquors, Carolyn Dempsey Design and Le Pain Quotidien to provide an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.
The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich.
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