Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls to speak at CSUSB

Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls to speak at CSUSB

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Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls will speak at Cal State San Bernardino during “A Conversation with the Guerrilla Girls” on Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. in the university’s Coussoulis Arena.

The event, organized by the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond”, currently on display. The group is known for its creative activism since the 1980s, bringing gender and inequality within the fine arts into focus within the greater community.

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous feminist activist artists who wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias, as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. More than 55 people have been members over the years, some for weeks, some for decades. They have done more than 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Bilbao, Rotterdam and Shanghai.

Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls will speak at Cal State San Bernardino during “A Conversation with the Guerrilla Girls” on Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. in the university’s Coussoulis Arena. Photo: Jaquai Patterson/CSUSB

Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls will speak at Cal State San Bernardino during “A Conversation with the Guerrilla Girls” on Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. in the university’s Coussoulis Arena. Photo: Jaquai Patterson/CSUSB

Guerrilla Girls Käthe Kollwitz, a founding member, and Shigeko Kubota will present a multi-media presentation exploring the Guerrilla Girls’ 30 years of championing feminism and social change in the art world and beyond. A meet-and-greet with the Guerrilla Girls will follow the talk, from 8-9 p.m. in the museum.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made at raffma.csusb.edu.

For more information, contact Stephanie MacLean at (909) 537-3373 or smaclean@csusb.edu. This event is sponsored by RAFFMA, Associated Students, Inc., CSUSB VOICE Peers, and the Title IX & Gender Equity office.

“Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” is a major presentation of the feminist art collective that includes work from the last three decades. The exhibition is on display through May 20. “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” is curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and organized and circulated by Columbia College Chicago.

About RAFFMA

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, located on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino. The only accredited art museum in San Bernardino, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California. In the 2016-2017 school year, RAFFMA will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on the CSUSB campus.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle and $3 on weekends.

The museum is open Monday – Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 11am-7pm and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at raffma.csusb.edu.

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