|GO AHEAD AND DO IT
PORTRAITS OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE
in Austin, Texas, from September 13 through October 14, 2014.
Exhibition website | Photo Gallery 1 | Photo Gallery 2
Curated by science journalist Maia Weinstock and based on Weinstock's Scientific American photo essay, "15 Works of Art Depicting Women In Science," Go Ahead and Do It presented portraits of more than 30 pioneering women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. The paintings, collages, and multimedia works on display offered an encouraging visual look at what women can achieve in the STEM fields despite persistent obstacles. They included portrayals of classic STEM pioneers like Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie as well as more contemporary figures such as Sylvia Earle, Mae Jemison, Jane Goodall, and Temple Grandin. Events during the exhibit included talks on encouraging girls in STEM and the life of Ada Lovelace; a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on images of women in STEM; and an Ada Lovelace Day party and women-in-STEM costume contest.
bijijoo, Raúl Colón, Ruth Compton, Andrea Del Rio, Hayley Gillespie, Orlando Leibovitz, David Martinez, Jennifer Mondfrans, Gillian Smith, Maia Weinstock, and Ele Willoughby.