Price Tower Arts Center presents its first Social Awareness exhibition: What Were You Wearing?

Price Tower Arts Center presents its first Social Awareness exhibition: What Were You Wearing? on April 7, 2018 through April 29, 2018 during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in partnership with SAFE-NOW. Art has the incredible ability to connect people and ideas through emotion. It has the power to challenge the way one thinks about their world, inspire humanity, be a catalyst for conversation and create awareness about social issues. What Were You Wearing features 18 outfits displayed next to 18 rape survivors’ stories about what they wearing when they were attacked.
“It was never about the clothing.”
The stories shared through this installation reflect those of university students from around the Midwest, collected from social media and rape victim advocacy centers. Relevant to today’s conversations about sexual assault, it disrupts the narrative question of “What were you wearing?” by shattering the myth that sexual violence is caused by a person’s clothing.
The Price Tower is the first gallery to host this show outside of a university setting. Originally curated at the University of Arkansas by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, it has also been exhibited at the University of Iowa and University of Kansas. The exhibition, shown on the 2nd floor gallery of the Price Tower Arts Center, will open to the public on April 7, 2018 and be available until April 29, 2018. Price Tower Members, University Students with ID, and youth 17 and under are offered free admission.  For more information, to schedule a group tour or private showing, contact 918.336.4949.
In recognition and partnership of the work that SAFE-NOW is doing in Nowata, Osage, and Washington Counties, the Price Tower invites participants in the upcoming Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 14, 2018 in Bartlesville, to bring their Teal Wristbands on the day of the race for free admission to the Price Tower Arts Center gallery. For more information about SAFENOW or to register for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, visit oksafenow.org.
For more information about the Price Tower Arts Center, visit pricetower.org.
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