Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: A Conversation with Lisa Unger Baskin
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection" which will feature collector and exhibit co-curator Lisa Unger Baskin in conversation with Naomi Nelson.
Exhibition Preview at 5:00 p.m., Mary Duke Biddle Room, Stone Family Gallery & Trent History of Medicine Room
Reception at 5:30 p.m., Ahmadieh Family Commons, Rubenstein Library, 2nd Floor
Program: A Conversation with Lisa Unger Baskin at 6:00 p.m., Gothic Reading Room
Featuring Naomi Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, Rubenstein Library, with introductory remarks by Edward Balleisen,
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
Women’s work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women—such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden—that Western women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection is now part of Duke’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture. This exhibition provides a first glimpse of the diversity and depth of the collection, revealing the lives of women both famous and forgotten and recognizing their accomplishments.