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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Friday Night Liberty and Exhibit Opening

Friday Night Liberty and Exhibit Opening


Event Date:
Friday, November 03 2017

What is the event about?

FRIDAY NIGHT LIBERTY is our favorite night of the month!!  Join us April 7th and enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Women's Museum and many locations around Liberty Station.  Easy parking, lovely strolling through the park--like atmosphere to many galleries, shops, museums, and restaurants.  Music and art shows outside and in. Come explore the Women's Museum and the Arts District Liberty Station.

Current Exhibit: 

BEAUTY OR TORTURE The quest for beauty is a timeless one and throughout history, women's appearances have been particularly subject to scrutiny.

Across the ages, ladies have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways that conform to beauty standards of the time. By revealing what people of their time found aesthetically and socially valuable, weird beauty trends throughout history helps us better understand changing social climates. Of course, it's arguably important to embrace beauty as an act of body positivity, creativity, and agency but the extreme techniques remind us that the history of the beauty routine wasn't always pretty.