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Artwork courtesy of the artist, Michele Pred                                

84/61: Women’s Work

October 12th – December 15th  

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12th, 5-7 PM

In 2022, white women working full time earned 84 cents and Hispanic women earned 61 cents for every dollar earned by white men.* 

The UMKC Gallery of Art is pleased to present 84/61: Women’s Work. Curated by UMKC graduate students, Deborah Baxter and Silvia Arellano Fernandez, the exhibition features artwork by fourteen locally and nationally recognized artists: Autumn Breon, Stasi Bobo-Ligon, Mona Cliff, Rachel Ann Connell, Manuela Viera Gallo, Jay Lynn Gomez, Michelle Hartney, Linda Jurkiewicz, Holly Ballard Martz, Nancy Morrison, Michele Pred, Valentina Trinidade Soria, Robin van Hoozer, Vanessa Viruet, and Ellen Weitkamp.

The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, collage, textiles, and video works. Themes include explicit political calls for equal pay and reproductive freedom; domestic labor, care work, and low-wage labor performed disproportionately by women of color and immigrants; family and cultural histories of women’s labor and activism; and interrogations of power systems and the American Dream.

The exhibition and related programming (to be announced) aim to prompt discussions about how art can promote solidarity and sorority among working-class women, students, and artists. Join us for our opening reception, Thursday, October 12th from 5-7 P.M. to participate in these important conversations.

*wage statistics from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research 

Fall 2023 Gallery Hours:
Monday 12-5 pm | Tuesday 10am-5pm | Wednesday 3-5pm | Thursday 10am-5pm | Friday 1-5pm