On This Day in IUPUI History: July 10, 1992

July 10, 1992 

 A reception was held in IUPUI's Herron School of Art at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets for the exhibition, “Guerrilla Girls Talk Back: A Retrospective 1985-1990,” which hung in the Herron gallery for a month. A reception was hosted by the Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous women who work to call attention to sexism and racism they see in museums and galleries.  

Beginning in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls' goal has been to “undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked and the downright unfair…to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film and popular culture.” With an emphasis on intersectional feminism and fighting discrimination, the group continues to host exhibitions and projects in art museums, which they argue are hotspots for sexism and bias in the artistic world.

Herron School of Art gallery installation 1991 1191-4610-001

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