Unity Women Outing – “Woman: The Spirit of the Universe” – Museum Exhibit
“Woman, the Spirit of the Universe” features stunning bronze collars inspired by 23 American heroines who fought bravely and tirelessly for equality. The collars are stitched by hand using hand-worked cotton and then cast in bronze. For most of us, a collar is simply an adornment for a shirt or dress. In Carolyn Marks Johnson’s art, a collar symbolizes the commitment to establish women’s rights.
Meet at Holocaust Museum, Lester and Sue Smith Campus; 5401 Caroline, at 10:00 am Houston, TX 77004
Admission Paid at the Museum:
- Members Free
- Adults $22
- Seniors (age 65 and above) $16
- AARP Members $16
- Active Duty Military $16
- Ages 0 – 18 Free
Afterwards optional lunch gathering at restaurant to be announced (Somewhere close to the museum).
Please RSVP HERE so we’ll know you’re going to join us!
More Information about this Exhibit:
The women featured in the exhibition span generations, from Margaret Brent, who practiced de facto law in the late 1600s to two giants of Texas politics, Governor Ann Richards and Representative Barbara Jordan. Other leading women in the exhibition include Dolores Huerta, who championed labor rights; Chief Wilma Mankiller, first female chief of the Cherokee Nation; Sojourner Truth, who carried the message of abolition to every part of America she could reach; and abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman, known for freeing enslaved people through the Underground Railroad.
The most recognizable collar of the exhibition represents the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as Notorious RBG. Ginsburg wore different collars to express a variety of messages while sitting on the court, inspiring young girls and women of all ages to speak up for things they believe in.
About the Artist, Carolyn Marks:
The artist, Carolyn Marks Johnson graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. After a prominent career as a lawyer, Johnson served as a senior district judge in Harris County. During her spare time, Johnson was a docent for the Heritage Society and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Johnson then decided to enroll at The Glassell School of Art and graduated with a painting degree in 2014. Today, when not sitting by assignment as a retired senior district judge, arbitrator, mediator, umpire, she studies sculpture and is actively involved in women’s rights.