The Feminine Mystique: Portraits of and by Women

February 9, 2013—August 11, 2013
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Location: Nelson-Atkins Building, Gallery P27
Admission is Free

A tribute to Betty Friedan's groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique (1963), this exhibition of late 19th– and early 20th-century prints and drawings explores the widening gap between society's desire to maintain traditional roles for women and women's desire to freely determine their own course in life.

Exhibition Connections
Makers: Women Who Make America –A comprehensive and innovative documentary that tells the compelling story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. Meryl Streep narrates. Features commentary and stories of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric, and Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly, among others.  Air dates & Times—Tues. Feb. 26, 7–10 pm on KCPT 1; available anytime on PBS website

Get Real! Wise Women Speak–An award-winning documentary featuring extraordinary women and the inner fire that propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. Includes Marianne Williamson, Della Reese, Jane Fonda, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Earle, Susan L. Taylor, Tenzin Palmo, Jody Williams, Indigenous Grandmothers Agnes Baker Pilgram and Flordemayo, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Laura Carstensen, Angeles Arrien, Linda Leitch, Swanee Hunt, Vivian Castleberry, Roberta Pollard and Martha Jackson-Javis. Air Dates and Time—Tues. Feb. 26, 10–11 pm on KCPT 1


Images: Käthe Kollwitz, German, 1867–1945. Self-Portrait, 1921. Etching, 3/7, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Baker, 71–21/2. Paul Berthon, French, 1848–1909. Chrysanthemums, 1899. Color lithographed decorative panel, 20 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dillon, F91–13/1.

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