ARTISTS TAKE ON LONG-OVERDUE TOPIC OF PARENTHOOD IN EXHIBIT

LAWRENCE – Parenthood may seem like the most natural, nearly universal adult condition. And yet, according to Maria Velasco, in the art world and especially the academic art world, parenthood is truly challenging, edgy subject matter because it’s liable to get you dismissed as hokey and sentimental.


That’s why it is a bold choice for the subject of a forthcoming exhibition the University of Kansas professor of visual art co-curated for the Lawrence Arts Center titled “Making It Work.” The show opens May 27 and runs through July 30.


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The arts center’s public-facing front window space will be taken up by Lise Haller Baggesen’s “Mothernism,” a reading room and installation of pinks and purples designed to encourage conversations about care work and intergenerational feminist knowledge-sharing.


Read the full review- https://today.ku.edu/2022/05/18/artists-take-long-overdue-topic-parenthood

Learn more about the show- https://lawrenceartscenter.org/event/making-it-work/