Now on View | The Arts At Page Library
The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”
The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a six-banner traveling exhibition. At a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story. The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
Traveling Exhibition Details:
July 18th – August 5th, 2016 | Hours: Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 6 PM
Location: Main Floor, Inman E. Page Library, 712 Lee Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Admission: Free to university students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
Exhibition Organized by kYmberly Keeton, M.L.S., Arts Library Coordinator at Inman E. Page Library. This exhibition is brought to you by The National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Curated by Manon Perry. Special thanks to the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University.