The Wright Gallery: Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls is a group of anonymous females who appear in public wearing gorilla masks for a cause. They create posters, stickers, books, art (the list goes on), that expose sexism and racism in today’s society. 

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Dubbing ourselves the conscience of culture, we declare ourselves feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger.” – Guerrilla Girls FAQ Interview

Their work has been published in The New York Times and many other prints. Not to mention, they have also been featured on both TV and radio, including appearances on NPR, the BBC, and the CBC.

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And until April 13th, the exhibit was on-campus at Texas A&M.  Our very own Wright Gallery was exhibiting the group’s work. For those of you who don’t know, the Wright Gallery is located on the second floor of building A at the Langford building. This exhibit focused on posters dating from 1985-2000 that worked hard to reveal discrimination in art, politics, and culture.

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If for some reason did not get a chance to stop by, you can catch some Guerrilla Girl collections at The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Getty Museum.

–Kirbie Koonse

[All images can be found here, along with other information about The Guerrilla Girls.]

 

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