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Altered Gazes

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library
3 James St.
Cambridge, Mass.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Altered Gazes

Presented as a companion to Houghton Library’s concurrent exhibition “Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library,” “Altered Gazes” reframes past and present countercultures by highlighting women’s participation and responses. The works presented in Altered Gazes offer a response both to mainstream society and to the male-dominated countercultural spaces in which they were created. Through small-press and self-published materials, women repurpose the styles and subjects of popular culture to express themselves, to comment on gender roles, and to educate their own communities. Although underground comics, X-rated publications, and popular music have often objectified and marginalized female participants, this exhibition highlights instances where women take charge of the gaze, creating culture instead of merely consuming it.

Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Cost: Free and open to the public
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Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:00