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headed by Ruth Iskin and Arlene Raven, is an affiliate of the Feminist Studio Workshop and an integral part of the teaching program.  The Center is dedicated to serious art historical reasearch which will illuminate the work of women artists and the development of a feminist perspective through which to view the history of art in general.  We are committed to dealing with the art of women in its broad social and historical context and to acknowledging the expressions of women in all areas of human cre a tive endevour.  In addition to utilizing traditional art historical methodologies in assembling and interpreting works of art, the Center will also raise feminist issues through these means.  We wish to advance women's [[strikethrough]] capabilities [[/strikethrough]] capacity to verbalize and write about their own [[strikethrough]] work [[/strikethrough]] and others work, drawing upon a rich tradition of women's creativity and meaningfully combine visual and verbal images to convey both critical and artistic material.

In addition to courses, critiques, seminars and workshops, we undertake collaborative projects, exhibitions, and publications concerning important issues about women's art and history.  Through these projects we can reach a broad audience.  One of the priorities of the Center is the continued growth of its archives and slide collection on women's art.  The Center will serve as a source for information on women's art, including course ourlines, bibliographies, and more specialized consultations.

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