Women on the Rise! is a unique gender-specific outreach program that presents the work of contemporary women artists such as Ana Mendieta and Carrie Mae Weems to teenage girls ages 12-18 who are served by social justice organizations such as Urgent, Inc. and Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, among others. MOCA educators visit these institutions and use contemporary art to inspire girls to engage in critical dialogues about body image, relationships, and culture through hands-on art projects, visits to exhibitions, and meetings with noted women artists. The goal of the program is to increase girls’ self-esteem, critical thinking skills, and access to arts and culture.
For more information, please contact Crystal Molinary at [email protected]