APR 30 Gallery Talk: Equal Exposure

Fight for your right!

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Heather Slania discusses selections from the Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship special exhibition.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Anita Steckel (1930–2012), a feminist American artist, countered the art-world establishment through depictions of heterosexual female desire. She sparked a media scandal in 1972 by refusing to self-censor an exhibition of her exuberant and shameless female and male erotic figures, instead creating the Fight Censorship Group.

Personal papers, photographs, and art from the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center’s Anita Steckel Papers illustrate her boundary-pushing art and activism.