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“Stand Up! Ten Mighty Women Who Made a Change” Exhibit

April 18

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will be hosting “Stand Up!: Ten Mighty Women Who Made a Change” in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. A project of The Holle Center for Communication Arts at The University of Alabama, the exhibit will be on display April 5-May 24, 2024.

This exhibit celebrates the debut picture book of the same title by Dr. Brittney Cooper, professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, with illustrations by Cathy Ann Johnson. 

Events:
– April 5, 2024: Exhibit Opening during First Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center; author Brittney Cooper and illustrator Cathy Ann Johnson of “Stand Up!” speak about the book and exhibit at 6 p.m.

– May 3, 2024: First Friday event 5-7 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center; Panel Discussion about the book and art exhibit with panelists:

  • Moderator: Dr. Darlene F. Atkins, Principal of Westlawn Middle School
  • Katherine Baxter, Librarian at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
  • Ramona Caponegro, Professor in Youth Services, UA School of Library and Information Studies
  • Exa Skinner, Executive Director of Kentuck Art Center and Festival

“Stand Up! Ten Mighty Women Who Made a Change” is curated by Nicole Simpson, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Zimmerli Art Museum located at Rutgers University. This exhibition is also supported by PNC “Grow Up Great.”