Objectified: The Female Form and the Male Gaze

Come see a fascinating free exhibition at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology titled Objectified: The Female Form and the Male Gaze. It asks critical questions about portrayals of the female nude, a prevalent subject in European and American art. Do justifications of representing the nude as natural, beautiful and traditional hold up to critical awareness of the subjugation of women and objectification of their bodies throughout history? How do we reconcile the heroic personae of artists with their mistreatment and abuse of women in their lives, whether models, muses, lovers or wives?  Through June 2. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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