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Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

April 5, 2011, Volume 57, No. 28

Girl Culture
Above: Sisters Violeta, 21, and Massiel, 15, at The Limited in a mall, San Francisco, California.

Girl Culture opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 9. 

Featuring 50 color photographs of girls and young women from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across the United States, Girl Culture explores girls’ relationships with their own bodies and popular culture. The images in this show examine contemporary life for girls, addressing topics such as sexuality, body image and weight-loss culture.

A photojournalist and artist, Lauren Greenfield has also created a video/still photography presentation: “Fashion Show,” an insider’s look at the haute couture fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan.

Special events include an opening reception and a film screening with an interactive discussion. The opening reception is on Friday, April 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery.

Lauren Greenfield’s film Thin will be shown on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 p.m. in Meyerson B-3, followed by a discussion with Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, and Susan Villari, director of Penn’s Office of Health Promotion and Education.

Girl Culture runs through July 31.

This exhibit is made possible with support from Mrs. Arthur Ross, George Gillespie and the Friends of the Arthur Ross Gallery.  Additional programming was provided by the Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, the Office of the Provost, the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women and Student Health Services.

The Arthur Ross Gallery is at 220 S. 34th St.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and weekends, noon-5 p.m. Additional information is available at (215) 898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG

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Sheena, 15, tries on clothes with Amber, in a department store dressing room, San Jose, California.


Almanac - April 5, 2011, Volume 57, No. 28