Presidio of San Francisco (February 27, 2003) -- A global collection of art by women from 177 countries will be featured on International Women's Day, March 8, as the International Museum of Women opens its five week exhibition at the Presidio Officers' Club, in the Main Post, from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.
Curator Claudia DeMonte brings the exhibition, "Women of the World," to the Bay Area with each piece of art addressing the continuity of women's accomplishment. The International Museum of Women offers a variety of programs to "explore the history of women and contemporary gender issues" and to serve as a catalyst for social, cultural, political and economic change.
The exhibition, has five themes; Reflections on the female ideal; Making women's invisible work visible; Women's rights are human rights; Circle of life and Celebrating women's power.
"It is an expression of the human spirit at the beginning of the 21st century from people whose voices have rarely been heard," said DeMonte, "Now they finally get to write their own lyrics."
In addition to the exhibit, a special Wednesday evening series of five weekly programs, beginning March 12, will explore issues such as, "Culture and Gender Wars in the Military" and "Gender Inequities in International Health."
The exhibit, co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust, is open daily except Mondays. It is the fifth exhibition to be held at the Presidio Officers' Club."