Who Runs the World
Beth Van Hoesen
Flo (Bon a Tirer), 1973
aquatint and drypoint
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
Women's History Month 2017 is asking, as Beyoncé does in her well-known song, 'who run the world'? Artists, while not usually seeking to run the world, have something original to say about it. This display puts in the spotlight a range of views of women in the world, expressed by women themselves and by some unknown art-makers whose identities have not been passed down. These works are all drawn from the collections of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, which holds a great variety of work by women, both famous and little known, as well as numerous works in different media in which woman/women are the subject-matter.
Professor Pamela Gerrish Nunn
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair of Excellence 2016-17