reACT Gallery: Body Image Conflict: From Hostility to Harmony

Oct 13, 2020 · Susan Gent

In the fall of 2017, University Museums launched the reACT Gallery, which is housed in the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall. The reACT exhibitions feature resource lists curated by Iowa State librarians. The lists are full of opportunities to further explore the theme of each show on topics like civility, immigration and this month, body image conflict.   

Body Image Conflict: From Hostility to Harmony, the latest reACT Gallery show opens Oct. 26 and will highlight books and films selected by Science and Technology Librarian Anita Kay.

Kay’s recommendations address topics such as how to create healthy mindsets in girls, the racial origins of fat phobia and memoirs that offer personal accounts with body image conflict.

Iowa State community members with an ISUCard are able to access these resources; Iowa residents are eligible to get a University Library card.                                                                                   

An opening reception is planned from 4-4:30 p.m., Oct. 26, and attendees must pre-register via the online calendar system. Programs and events are limited to 10 people, unless otherwise noted.

Art image: So Much to Contemplate, 2016 by Linda Lewis. Clay.  

Located in the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity. Acquisition to the Art on Campus Collection by Dsn S 145x, Diversity in Art, Spring 2017 with funding provided by Kathy and John Howell. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. U2017.388