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Many women send me announcements of upcoming events and occasionally one or two stand out as being of special interest to Queens. Here are two events, both taking place on December 2, 2010. One is in Brooklyn, NY and the other in Philadelphia, PA.

AT HER AGE: WOMEN, AGE & SEX
Curated by Martha Wilson

December 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011
Opening: Thursday, December 2 from 6 to 8 PM

“…..She was as prominent as a bitch in heat at that hour, in that street…..in her other guise no one would have seen her, literally, she would have been invisible.”
– From The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing
(Bantam Books, 1973, p.199)

At Her Age examines how women at any period in their life, old or young, view their changing bodies. The exhibition addresses the questions: “How does age affect experiencing one’s sexual/sensual life?” and “How does age impact one’s evolving personal and social relationships?”

While some may perceive older women as inconsequential or asexual, they personally may experience increasing knowledge of themselves. Younger women may experience curiosity/fear/pleasure about the changes in their own bodies due to age.

The exhibition includes the work of: Elaine Angelopoulos, Roslyn Bernstein, Jennie Hagevik Bringaker, Yvonne Brooks, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Adele Crawford, Sally Curcio, Agnes Denes, Margaret Mary Downey, Sally Edelstein, Amanda Gale, Danielle Giudici Wallis, Suzy Lake, Zoe Mackler, Tala Oliver Mateo, Anna Mayer, Jen Mazer, Linda Montano, Sarah H. Paulson, Nancy Rakoczy, Abigail Simon, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Robin Tewes, and Barbara Zucker.

About the Curator: Martha Wilson is an artist and Founding Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a museum she established in her TriBeCa storefront loft in lower Manhattan. Since its inception in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented and preserved temporal art: artists’ books and other multiples produced internationally after 1960; temporary installations; and performance art.

Venue:
A.I.R. Gallery – ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS SINCE 1972.
111 Front Street, #228
Brooklyn, NY
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 6 pm.
www.airgallery.org
212-255-6651
kgriefen@airgallery.org.

CLEOPATRA’S OTHER SISTERS: THE QUEENS OF AFRICA

December 2, 7PM

Cleopatra’s Other Sisters is a discussion centered on the history, symbolism and controversy of Cleopatra and the queens of Africa who preceded her.

Featuring:
Dr. Molefi Asante
Professor, Department of African American Studies at Temple University

Dr. D. Zizwe Poe
Assistant Professor of History at Lincoln University

Dr. Ama Mazam
Associate Professor of African Amwserican Studies at temple University

Free admission

Venue:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
215 448-1200
www.fi.edu

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