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Fertile Crescent Challenges Stereotypes of Middle Eastern Women

On a midsummer day, Ferris Olin and Judy Brodsky sit on Brodsky’s Princeton deck, surrounded by hydrangeas that have just opened their enormous white blooms. The co-founders and co-directors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers are updating … Continue reading

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Living Work of Art

The MacMillan online dictionary defines sabbatical as “A period away from work when… college or university teachers can study, rest, or travel.” This is a sabbatical year for Rutgers University professor of art history Ferris Olin. Study, check; travel, check. … Continue reading

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Masked Avengers Re-Invent the F Word

I’m standing in the galleries of the Mason Gross School of the Art Galleries in New Brunswick, talking to a creature with a brown hairy face, a leathery snout and fierce fangs. As she speaks she’s continuously poking a finger … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Fly

Last year, when the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art  organized and mounted, Declaration of Independence: Fifty Years of Art by Faith Ringgold, a retrospective, I was very fortunate to get to interview the legendary artist on the occasion of … Continue reading

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