Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist
Design of the Museum
Art and Core Values
Those two pieces were definitely my favorite. Both were photographs taken by immigrants, which really spoke to me, especially in this political climate. What further spoke to me is the depiction of the female body and its beauty. Bernhard's photograph celebrates the feminist ideals in that it highlights the beauty and strength of women by capturing the simplicity and elegance of a women's body. It celebrates it and normalizes the human body to be viewed as more than just an object. In Navab's photograph she stamped the stomach with a pattern mimicking one typically seen on Persian carpets. Her intention was to challenge the stereotypes and objectification of women. I think art is a powerful way to challenge societal norms and these pieces really exemplified that to me. They made me feel empowered and helped me further understand how important it is to challenge and fight for women's rights and what I believe in.
Art and the Good Life