March 21-May 10
Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 pm
Through photographs, letters, personal prose, and historical objects, Finding Our Way documents the personal journeys of two women in the early 1980s during the cultural upheavals generated by the second wave of feminism. Mary Margaret Hansen and Patsy Cravens used their cameras for self-expression, examining their place within their families and society. They captured nude photographs of one another in domestic settings and against the rugged backdrop of Cravens’s family farm near Weimar, Texas. The exhibition conveys confinement, flight, freedom, and moving on, and along with personal reflections and letters, a first-hand account of women’s roles in recent history.
Also on view, Mi’kmaw’s foolish notions of suffrage by Tahila C. Mintz is exhibited in The MAC’s new media gallery concurrently with Finding Our Way. In the short film, Jane Meader, Elder, BACS and MEd, discusses the Mi’kmaw creation story and how this relates to the venerated place of women in their culture. The empowering story provides different ways of understanding gender roles.
Jamut is the Yaqui word for Woman. In our language the reverence of honor, power, beauty and fortitude are inherent. When this word is translated into English this essence can be missing.
-Tahila C. Mintz
1503 S Ervay St.