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Dec 3

Wearable Documents: Tees from the Barnard Archives

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Hope L. and John L. Furth Archives Reading Room, Milstein 423
  • Add to Calendar 2021-12-03 11:00:00 2022-03-04 17:00:00 Wearable Documents: Tees from the Barnard Archives Image Photo by Freda LeinwandWearable Documents explores graphic T-shirts found in the Barnard Archives, analyzing the documentary significance of T-shirts as feminist texts. Drawing from the collections of zinesters Keight Bergmann, Lauren Jade Martin, and Sara Jaffe, activist and photographer Freda Leinwand, alum and writer Rona Wilk, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, these T-shirts serve as mnemonic devices reflective of generations of feminist histories. Curated by Vita Kurland and Zara Simba Barnard Archives and Special Collections Hope L. and John L. Furth Archives Reading Room 423 Milstein Center, 3009 Broadway December 3, 2021 - Early Spring, 2022 (closing date TBD; moved later due to COVID) Exhibition Hours: Fridays, 11am-5pm and by appointment (visitors not affiliated with Barnard or Columbia must make appointments; email archives@barnard.edu) Learn more at archives.barnard.edu/wearable-documents.     Hope L. and John L. Furth Archives Reading Room, Milstein 423 Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public
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Multiple women wearing graphic tees bearing feminist statements gather around a table
Photo by Freda Leinwand

Wearable Documents explores graphic T-shirts found in the Barnard Archives, analyzing the documentary significance of T-shirts as feminist texts. Drawing from the collections of zinesters Keight Bergmann, Lauren Jade Martin, and Sara Jaffe, activist and photographer Freda Leinwand, alum and writer Rona Wilk, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, these T-shirts serve as mnemonic devices reflective of generations of feminist histories.

Curated by Vita Kurland and Zara Simba
Barnard Archives and Special Collections Hope L. and John L. Furth Archives Reading Room
423 Milstein Center, 3009 Broadway

December 3, 2021 - Early Spring, 2022 (closing date TBD; moved later due to COVID)

Exhibition Hours: Fridays, 11am-5pm and by appointment (visitors not affiliated with Barnard or Columbia must make appointments; email archives@barnard.edu)

Learn more at archives.barnard.edu/wearable-documents.