All About Eve / Guerrilla Girls events

All About Eve: A progressive gallery hop for social action in Duluth

Events are January 14-16, 2016 (scroll down for schedule)


Thirty years ago, feminist performance group the Guerrilla Girls banded together to call attention to the biases inherent in the history of art and evident in the collections of many of the most famous art museums. Since that time, they have used public presentations, protest demonstrations, activist workshops, and visual agitprop materials to expand their critique to include the representation of women and people of color in not only the art world, but also in Hollywood, the music industry, and even U.S. politics. Armed with statistical facts, they continue to fight the injustices of institutional sexism and racism in culture at large.

Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality in the fine arts into focus within the greater community. Members are known for the gorilla masks they wear to remain anonymous… Guerrilla Girls use pseudonyms based on dead female artists. …such as Kathe Kollwitz, Alma Thomas, Rosalba Carriera, Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos, and Hannah Höch.

An introduction to the Guerrilla Girls body of work:

Guerrilla Girls Interview:

New York Times

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, two founding members of the Guerrilla Girls will be in Duluth, where they will perform a public gig at the University of Minnesota Duluth. On the eve of this performance, several local art and cultural institutions will stage a series of downtown events in the spirit of the Guerrilla Girls. The Duluth Art Institute invites all local artists who are similarly inspired by and engaged in cultural activism, social justice, and empowerment to submit works for a pop-up exhibition to be held in the Great Hall of the Depot, Friday, January 15, 2016. Propaganda, posters, flyers, and original artwork are all welcome. More details below or contact with questions

ALL ABOUT EVE Pop-up Shows / Open call for art:

  1. This is an open call for submissions – artists will not be turned away because of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, nationality, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or any other identity label.
  2. Work is due on Friday, January 15 from 1 to 4pm. Artists are welcome and encouraged to install or hang their own work during this time. Work can also be dropped off for DAI to install between 9am and 5pm Monday the 11ththrough Thursday the 14th.
  3. Artwork must be labeled on the back with artist name and contact information
  4. Work does not need to be framed and works on paper or digital files are encouraged.
  5. This is a one night pop-up exhibit – multiples or work that is non-precious and ephemeral in nature is encouraged since hanging infrastructure will include bulldog clips, stickytack, or painters tape. Framed work is discouraged, but, if submitted, must be able to hang from a screw.
  6. Work for projection must be submitted in jpeg format to by January 14th.
  7. Artwork should be taken by artist at 7pm on January 15th. Artwork not picked up after event will be held for 1 month. Artwork not picked up after 1 month becomes the property of the Duluth Art Institute

 For any questions, email

 Duluth Art Institute     506 West Michigan    Duluth, MN 55802



Thursday, January 14:
Duluth Art Institute – Lincoln Building – 2229 West 2nd Street
Free open studio for art/propaganda making

Friday, January 15:
5 – 6:30pm
Duluth Art Institute – Depot Great Hall – 506 West Michigan
A one-night pop-up exhibition of work dedicated to taking down ‘the man’

6 – 7:30pm
Gimaajii galleries – 202 W 2nd St
Exhibitions featuring work of indigenous artists

7 – 9pm
Prøve and Building for Women Plaza
A chance to gather and claim space as well as celebrate the good work being done in the neighborhood
with spoken word organized by Laura Gapske of Minerva Zine

**free dance party** Red Herring “Red Room”
Party Revolution
Musical guest organized by Rachel Johnson
particpants of the gallery hop will be given a bracelet

Saturday, January 16:
Guerrilla Girls Gig
University of Minnesota
School of Fine Arts
Weber Music Hall

Event information: