Exhibition

Material Girls: Living in the First Material World

Exhibition Dates: January 15 - April 16, 2017

Japan, Jōmon period, Figurine of a Female, 1000-800 BCE, earthenware, the John R. Van Derlip Fund, 2016.46

Japan, Jōmon period, Figurine of a Female, 1000-800 BCE, earthenware, the John R. Van Derlip Fund, 2016.46

Conceived of by Mia Director and President Kaywin Feldman, this small exhibition will illuminate three prehistoric fertility figures held in Mia’s permanent collection. Historically referred to as “Venus figurines,” the featured objects serve as a catalyst by which to examine the implications of their historic and contemporary interpretation through a gendered lens.