What Her Gaze Contains
Art Museum Galleries
Simi Esan ’18, Student Guide
Women are often shown as passive in art--they are not shown as actors but rather, as things to be acted upon. Visitors on this tour will explore the gazes of these supposedly passive figures, and look past their outward depictions. How do materials contribute to our conceptions of the person’s power, standing, and class? What effect does the gender of the artist have on the depictions of the subject? We will consider these questions, and more, as we investigate what the gaze can contain.
All Sightlines Tours last 30-45 minutes