Thin and Girl Culture will launch “Women of the Year,” a yearlong series of exhibitions at SCMA that will explore the range of women’s experience in art. “This is more than just a celebration of women in art, along the lines of ‘I am woman, hear me roar!’” says Ann Musser, associate director for academic affairs and public education. “It’s an investigation into three very different ways that women have complex relationships with art, both as creators and as subjects.”  

After Thin and Girl Culture in the “Women of the Year” series, SCMA will show I Heard a Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill (May 15–September 13, 2009), which will touch on conceptions of femininity through the artist’s imagery, as well as her use of clothing and other materials in the art-making process.

The series will conclude with Touch Fire: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures by Japanese Women Artists (October 9, 2009–February 28, 2010). Touch Fire will reveal how Japanese women artists have expanded the scope and forms of Japanese ceramics, using methods that are innovative out of necessity, born from being forced to work outside of existing traditions.

Thin and Girl Culture Related Programs

Friday, February 13
Launch of “Women of the Year” at the Museum’s FREE monthly Second Friday program, followed by a free live public concert.

Thursday, February 19
Screening of Lauren Greenfield's award-winning documentary, "Thin" (2006, HBO).

Thursday, February 26
An open forum entitled “The College Body: What’s Perfect? What’s Normal?”

Friday, March 6
Programming culminates in a public lecture by Lauren Greenfield. Canon USA's "Explorers of Light" program is pleased to sponsor Lauren Greenfield’s visit to campus.

For more information on Lauren Greenfield and her work, please visit

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