On Equal Terms
Feb. 5 - May 12, 2012
New: Main Gallery
On Equal Terms combines realistic and fanciful works of art with personal testimonies to bring viewers into the experience of women who work in the construction industry.
Federal policy changes in 1978 opened construction jobs and apprenticeship programs to women, with projections that women would make up 25 percent of the workforce. After more than three decades, women still hold less than 3% of building trades jobs. Questions raised by that discrepancy inspired the art installation.
Susan Eisenberg (susaneisenberg.com) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, electrician, and author of Weʼll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction. She is a Resident Artist/Scholar at the Womenʼs Studies
Research Center at Brandeis University.
Be advised: exhibit contains strong language and graphics.
A closing reception is set for the MSU Museum exhibition, "On Equal Terms: A Mixed-Media Installation by Susan Eisenberg," on Sunday, May 13, 2-3:30 p.m.