A press release from the National Women’s History Project. Check out their terrific website at www.nwhp.org
March 2008 National Women’s History Month
Women’s Art: Women’s Vision
Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. The stories of women’s historic achievements present an expanded view of the complexity and contradiction of living a full and purposeful life.
The knowledge of women’s history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder and can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.
The theme for National Women’s History Month, Women’s Art: Women’s Vision pays tribute to the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives. The history of women and art is quintessential women’s history. It is the story of amazing women’s accomplishments acclaimed at the time but written out of history.