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Maternal Perspectives: Artists Talk and Opening Reception

Jan 2023

4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries

The Sonnenschein Gallery at Lake Forest College is excited to announce the opening of "Maternal Perspectives," a thought-provoking exhibition exploring the experiences and perspectives of mothers. The exhibition will be on view from January 26 through February 23, 2023.

Featuring the work of a diverse group of artists, "Maternal Perspectives" delves into the complexities, burdens and joys of motherhood through a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. From intimate portraits to political statements, these works offer a unique and powerful look at the maternal experience. 

“Maternal Perspectives” pushes back against Western art history’s early representations of mothers, which were mostly created by men who disregarded the complexities of what it means to be a mother. The women in this exhibition reclaim representations of the maternal by focusing on their own lived experiences as both artists and mothers.

Artists Talk 
Thursday, January 26, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
The event is free and open to the public. 
Opening Reception 
Thursday, January 26, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 
The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 
Family Friendly Gallery Walk 
Saturday, January 28 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Join us for an in-depth look at the exhibition Maternal Perspectives. 
The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served 

The image of the painting on the College homepage only shows part of the piece due to space constraints. Please visit the gallery to see the full painting, along with all of the other works! 

On Campus Accessibility Accommodations:

Contact Kirsten Schramm at 847-735-5167 or at least 72 hours in advance.

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