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Friday, December 28, 2012

Finely Drawn

Interested in a place where can you go to see Calamity Jane hang out with Pippi Longstocking, Bessie Coleman, and Athena? 
Stop by the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, Minnesota and check out their new show, Girls: Fact + Fiction.

This exhibition consists of artwork from over a hundred different artists depicting over a hundred notable girls and women from either fact (history and contemporary) or fiction (books, movies, television, video games)  The Light Grey Art Lab team, Lindsay Nohl, Francesca Buchko, Chris Hajny, and Jenny Bookler put this show together. Lindsay Nohl, the founder, says "We see this project as a way to educate the viewers [. . .] though many of the subjects are familiar, there will ultimately be a handful of new faces in the mix." 

The show opened on December 7th and runs through January 4th.  If you cannot visit the show in-person, all of the images of these amazing girls can be seen online. Check it out, maybe you will see some of your favorite historical figures or characters, or find some new girls to be inspired by!

-Emily Holm
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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