No Place for a Lady: Intrepid Women Travelers Through the Centuries
October 2, 2013 – January 12, 2014
No Place for a Lady features the stories of more than two dozen women travelers from the 18th century to present day. Vintage posters, artifacts, and travelogues transport visitors to a time when society frowned upon independent, free-spirited women—revealing the courage it took to overcome these barriers.
Based on a book by Barbara Hodgson, the exhibit showcases the various achievements of these adventurous women. From renowned figures like Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern health care, to lesser-known travelers like Jane Dieulafoy, who obtained royal permission to don trousers while exploring Persia, the display pays homage to those who broke the mold and inspired future women through their intrepid lifestyles.
In celebration of this exhibit, the Gallery is hosting a series of free events on October 19 and 20 (see schedule below). These activities coincide with Fort Point’s annual ARTWALK—an open studios event in our surrounding neighborhood where visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at how Boston artists create their work.
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Saturday, October 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
African Dance and Drum Performance
presented by: Under the Sun Dance and Drum
African Tea and Honey Tasting
presented by: Wanja Tea of Kenya and Follow the Honey
Sunday October 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Victorian Dance Performance and Lessons
presented by: Commonwealth Vintage Dancers
Lithography Discussion & Demonstration
presented by: Master Printer Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios