Daily Archives: May 24, 2009

Pomp(idou) and Circumstance

2955767753_74defbccf9My mother called in a froth this morning to deliver this very cool news… Paris’ Pompidou Center (which boasts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe) announced that they will be putting all the men’s work in storage for an entire year and filling the permanent collection galleries with works created by women only.  I think it’s great, and not in a bra-burning, angry-feminist kind of way.  Woman are roughly 50% of the population and we’re always under represented.  Sometimes it’s nice to tip the scales in our direction.  I think somewhere Camille Claudel is smiling…

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