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“Converging Voices: Gender and Identity”

Philemona Williamson 
(American, born 1951)
Golden Afternoon, 2015
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist and June Kelly Gallery, New York
Philemona Williamson (American, born 1951) Golden Afternoon, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist and June Kelly Gallery, New York

Presented by the Hofstra University Museum, Through December 15

How visual artists from different cultures depict gender roles is the theme of a Hofstra University Museum exhibition, Converging Voices: Gender and Identity, on display through December 15, 2017, at the Emily Lowe Gallery.

This original exhibition, curated by Karen T. Albert, Hofstra University Museum deputy director and chief curator, features international artists such as Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Their works examine cultural and personal identity, question the stereotypes and social norms, and challenge the traditional relationship between gender and society. Their works differ greatly even as they address similar issues.

Funding support has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This exhibition is presented in association with the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities to be held at Hofstra University June 1-4, 2017. For more information or to register, please visit 2017berkshireconference.hofstra.edu.

For more information about this exhibit and public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University Museum website.

Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 3% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

Guerrilla Girls (Established in the United States, 1985) Do Women Have to be Naked to get into the Met. Museum?, 2012 Poster 12 x 28 in. Hofstra University Museum Collections, Museum purchase, HU2016.20 © Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls
(Established in the United States, 1985)
2012 Poster
12 x 28 in.
Hofstra University Museum Collections, Museum purchase, HU2016.20 © Guerrilla Girls

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Ginny Greenberg

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.

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