Art at UNC attracts female students, but industry remains perceived as male-dominated
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Art at UNC attracts female students, but industry remains perceived as male-dominated

Buy Photos Hobgood describes how she sees the mind as functioning as a broken camera, one that changes how we remember spaces and memories. She says she sometimes uses a toy camera to take photographs to challenge the perception that photographs taken from toy cameras are lesser than those taken by more professional ones. UNC art classes today, which often include at least half women, would probably be unrecognizable to famous Renaissance or Modernist artists — who were historically mostly male. The student body at UNC is now majority female — and while male students still outnumber women in programs such as business and law, women currently outnumber men in the College of Arts and Sciences, which houses many fine arts programs. Though the art and art history field has become increasingly saturated with women, John Bowles, a UNC art history professor, said he would not describe it as female-dominated, in part due to the gender biases that women in the field still face. “As progressive as we like to consider ourselves in art history, there are certainly some conservative elements to the culture,” Bowles said. Most well-known galleries in the art world are still dominated by men, which […]

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