The Creative Arts

Expressing Experience through Art

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Creative arts have often provided a space where women could flourish. The archives contain numerous stories of women pursuing creative work. These records reveal the opportunities and challenges of being an artist and tell the stories behind artistic works. Papers of women artists document personal and professional networks, feminist and woman-centered collaborations, or experiences in what were frequently male-dominated professions.

How are these artists expressing identity through art, and representing themselves or other women through their creative works? How do race, gender, and privilege impact the opportunity to be a working artist?

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The Creative Arts