Field Trip: Designing Women

by Fred Showker

Guerilla girls billboard

Redefining the "F" word ... Feminism!

quoting In 1985, The Museum of Modern Art in New York opened an exhibition titled An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture. It was supposed to be an up-to-the minute summary of the most significant contemporary art in the world. Out of 169 artists, only 13 were women. All the artists were white, either from Europe or the US. That was bad enough, but the curator, Kynaston McShine, said any artist who wasn't in the show should rethink 'his' career. And that really annoyed a lot of artists because obviously the guy was completely prejudiced. Women demonstrated in front of the museum with the usual placards and picket line. Some of us who attended were irritated that we didn't make any impression on passersby. end quote
From Guerilla Girls first book, Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls published in 1995.

How and Why Did the Guerrilla Girls Alter the Art World

This is the introduction to the 1985 exhibition An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture and how it changed the world! Documents selected and interpreted by Suzanne Lustig under the direction of Kathryn Kish Sklar*, at State University of New York at Binghamton*. It reveals a movement, little known to most, that would springboard women in the arts to new, and much deserved, notoriety. This is a fascinating story for anyone interested in the world of creative visual arts!
How and Why Did the Guerrilla Girls Alter the Art World Establishment in New York City, 1985-1995?
This article and interview gives you insight into the Guerrilla Girls movement, how it started and what it means to women in the arts today. A truly wonderful article!
The Museum of Modern Art Designing Women

Nervy Girls ~ Guerrilla Girls!

guerilla girls poster for women's studies symposium a Well, I just had to go back and visit the Guerrilla Girls again this year, it's still just as much fun as it was back in 2006 when we first introduced you to them...

The Thinking Woman's Magazine, is now dead. It was based on the revolutionary idea that young women enjoy thinking about issues beyond makeup and boyfriends, the volunteer-produced Nervy Girl! Fortunately, they've been reincarnated as Guerrilla Girls

While visiting, make sure to see the Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion where they tell the story of Maria Robusti, daughter of Venetian painter Tintoretto -- and other highlights in the history of western art -- and do NOT miss their poster exhibition

Also, grab a copy of their "DON'T STEREOTYPE ME! sticker, to print on adhesive paper, put up where it's needed most.
Download the seen at right,
Guerrilla Girls Poster Gallery (where you'll find our header poster above)


Yes, it's the 29th Annual Lewis & Clark College GENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM: The Science of Gender and Sex March 10-12, 2010. The symposium features a star-studded line-up of women speakers, and highlights an art Exhibition featuring work by L&C contributors as well as by Portland artists. This exhibit displays a variety of approaches to questions of gender and identity in a wide range of different media. Curated by L&C students Kelsey Chapple and Casey MacDonald. The exhibit is open daily throughout the symposium.
All the details at
* See the "Guerrillagirls" poster from the 2003 Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark College, and compare it to the 2006 poster
      Yes, you have come a long way baby!

Professional Women Web Designers

Here's an online community of women web designers, learning, networking, trying out things, ranting about things, but having a good time sharing what they do for a living. They all own their own web design business -- women entrepreneurs -- professional, experienced, web designers
Professional Women Web Designers

Nerd Girls Team from Tufts University

Nerd Girls solar powered carMeet the NERD GIRLS

The Nerd Girls project takes an in depth and intimate look at women in engineering. It highlights their diverse talents and demonstrates their ability to work as a team striving to accomplish a challenging, but doable engineering project.

Check out the Nerd Girl's solar car called the Anne E. B., which won the American Tour de Sol 95 - 1st Place Solar Cross Continental Category and American Tour de Sol 95 - Most Efficient Solar Cross Continental Category
Here ae all the details... on the Nerd Girls project
Tufts University
Tufts School of Multimedia Arts

Teen Girls Know Their Way Around The Net

A survey released by the Girl Scouts of the USA reveals new information about the behavior of teen girls online. Over half the girls (58%) reported they were the savviest computer users at home and 18% say they could hack into a school computer. Most of the respondents reported that they could use their tech knowledge to get around parental rules, with 86% saying they secretly chat, 57% can read parent's email and 42% can access porn sites. Parents who are not as tech savvy as their children are advised to keep abreast of Internet technologies and their children's online activities. From Karen Thomas, formerly for USA Today - Teen Girls Know Their Way Around The Net

... continues on the next page!

27th Anniversary for DTG Magazine


On November 22nd, Adiana said:

None can doubt the vearctiy of this article.


PS : CAN I GET MY PORTFOLIO into "Designing Women" ??? What the world needs is MORE Designing Women

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