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Women and Art, Institute for

Acronym or abbreviated name:
College Ave.
U.S. mailing address:
191 College Ave., Second Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Web site address:
Judith K. Brodsky and Dr. Ferris Olin
Nicole Plett, executive officer
Contact telephone number:
732-932-3726 x15
Contact email address: or
Purpose of center:
The mission of the Institute for Women and Art is to transform the national values, attitudes, policies, institutions, and social structures of the United States so that the contributions of women, together with the black, Latino, Native American, and Asian populations of the nation, are included in the cultural mainstream and acknowledged in the historical record. Because representation and identity are shaped by images, the visual arts are a catalyst in creating a climate that leads to social justice. In the belief that cultural interaction can influence the political, the IWA brings together leaders in the visual arts -- artists, scholars, and curators -- with students and the public for research, exhibitions, and programming about women and people of color in the visual arts. Our goal is to foster leadership that will make a significant impact on communities and to develop programs that can serve as models to be replicated nationally and internationally.
The Institute for Women & Art (IWA) is a unit of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and operates under the auspices of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. In addition, the IWA is a consortial member of the Institute for Women's Leadership.

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