chapter  17
Gender Equity in Visual Arts and Dance Education
ByElizabeth Garber, Renee Sandell, Mary Ann Stankiewicz, and Doug Risner, et al.
Pages 22

The second wave of the women’s movement has had profound effects on the visual and performing arts in U.S. society (Cameron, 2003; De Zegher, 2003; Fraser, 2003; Schor, 1999; Lovelace, 2003; Phelan, 2003). In the late 1960s, art world feminists insisted that the personal is political.1 This holds as true in art as it does in life, initiating an intense critique of the history, practices, and teachings of the arts in mainstream Western and other cultures (Schapiro, 2001). This critique has developed over time, and has resulted in significant changes in the visual arts, dance, and other art forms (Hoban, 2007; Isaac, 1996). Understanding the impact of feminism in the arts has become central to understanding art today (Cottingham, 1994; Hoban, 2007; Lucie-Smith, 1994; Robinson, 2001).