Historic City Hall to Open Three Extraordinary Exhibits
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center will open three new exhibitions on Friday January 12. An opening reception will take place from 5:30-8pm with no admission.
A photographic exhibition entitled The Personal is Political: Portraits of Louisiana Second-Wave Feminists will open in the first floor gallery and hang through March 3. Co-creators, McNeese professors Dr. Janet Allured and Dr. Carrie Chrisco will be present this evening for a meet and greet.
The exhibition consists of 38 portraits that showcase Louisiana women who have been working since the 1970s to make their state a more equitable place. Dr. Allured, Professor of History and Women's Studies, met the women in the exhibition during the years she researched her 2016 book, Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997. Dr. Chrisco, Associate Professor of Mass Communication, photographed the women in the exhibit. They will host a lecture about their project at Historic City Hall on a future date to be determined.
“This project has given me the opportunity to photograph and meet woman across the state with whom I feel a special kinship," Chrisco said. "They are women who have made and continue to make a difference in bringing about greater gender equality in Louisiana.”
Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Charlestown Farmers’ Market is open on Bilbo Street behind the center every Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.