Carol Hanisch’s 1969 essay, The Personal is Political, crystallized the slogan and the concept for American society. A critique of what came to be called “consciousness raising groups,” Hanisch’s essay title was already a phrase used by activist feminists in the 1960s as they formed discussion groups to come to terms with discrimination in their daily lives.
Today the slogan, “The Personal is Political,” gains new power as we examine its meaning in the spotlight of the #MeToo movement.
This group exhibition by the National Association of Women Artist MA was curated by Carolyn Wirth, Hess Gallery Director.
The twenty-five works of art interpret the essay and women’s voices in today’s political climate.
The Hess Gallery is located on the campus of Pine Manor College, Chesnut Hill, MA