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The following exhibitions are organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include more than twenty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities. From small non-profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and race inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented.

Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure 
January 19–March 6, 2016
Main Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

For six weeks students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) take over the college’s main gallery by voicing concerns, raising hackles, and inciting a bevy of other rambunctious activities.

Projects featured in the gallery space represent the work of a variety of students, including over fifty undergraduates who enrolled in the fall classes Gender, Art, and Society, Publication Design, and Site-Specific Print. The Guerrilla Girls, who were visiting artists on campus in October 2015, conducted workshops with these classes and encouraged students to focus on issues that were meaningful to them. In addition, an open call to MCAD students resulted in proposals that activate different areas in the main gallery. Participatory activities will allow all gallery visitors to take a stand, make a demand, or encourage action.

Stepping Back, Looking Forward: Honoring Feminist Vision 
January 19–February 7, 2016
Concourse and Emeritus Hallway Galleries
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Community Discussion, “The Death of Feminism: Revelations of the Third Wave”: Sunday, January 24, 1:00– 3:00 p.m.

This invitational exhibition highlights recent work by feminist artists who were active in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and 1980s as well as younger artists who self-identify as “third-wave” feminists.

Organized by the Minnesota Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMN), the show imparts how feminism’s legacy influences contemporary perceptions of gender, sexuality, race, equality, and empowerment.

February 12–March 6, 2016
Concourse Gallery

Self/Concept brings together nine local artists who engage with personal identity as it may relate to race, gender, religion, and class. They critically represent themselves through a wide range of media, from performance to print, painting, and photography.

Sara Suppan, exhibition curator and MCAD Guerrilla Girl intern, will join Megan Johnston, an original instigator of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover and executive director of the Rochester Art Center, and other invited artists to discuss understandings of selfhood in light of race and gender issues.

Gallery Hours 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5:00 p.m.

About MCAD

Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to nearly eight hundred students pursuing bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, or master of fine arts degrees. MCAD’s faculty are leaders in the art and design community, guiding and inspiring students to produce creative and purposeful work that distinguishes them in their fields and fuels the entrepreneurial economy.