Welcome Chancellor Feyten Display | Doll Exhibit | The Literature of Prescription Exhibit
July 1-31, 2014
Curated by the Woman's Collection Staff.
Case 1 on the first floor welcomes Dr. Feyten as TWU's new chancellor and president. The Doll Exhibit showcases dolls from the TWU Special Collections.
The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a six-banner traveling exhibition. At a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story. The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.This exhibit is on loan from the National Library of Medicine.
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