This is not ideal: Public Programs

Exhibition Dates
October 26 – December 7 2018
Exhibition Location
University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh


Wednesday November 7, 4pm-6pm
Gallery discussion: Art History in the #MeToo Era

PhD candidate Nicole F. Scalissi facilitates an open conversation with students, academics, and community providers/community support resources to explore how we engage with images of sexualized violence throughout the history of art in the era of #metoo.

Tuesday November 13, 11am-12pm
Exhibition Tour: Fashioning the Self

Students from HAA1020 will present an exhibition tour exploring fashion and beauty ideals as forms of self-expression, but also as tools of oppression.

Thursday November 15, 11am-12pm
Exhibition Tour: Looking at Nudes

Students from HAA1020 will present an exhibition tour considering the politics and ethics of the representations of the nude figure included in This is Not Ideal.

Thursday November 15, 5.30pm-7pm
Artist talk: Katie Ott

Join artist Katie Ott to discuss her works in This is Not Ideal. Ott identifies as a queer intersectional feminist who defies the masculine conventions of the woodworking ‘boys club.’ She uses furniture to explore sexism and LGBTQ+ issues. Light refreshments provided.


Tuesday November 27, 11am-12pm
Exhibition Tour: Queer Subjects, Queer Artists

Students from HAA1020 will present an exhibition tour that brings out the presence of LGBT makers and themes throughout This is Not Ideal.

Thursday November 29, 11am-12pm
Exhibition Tour: Women Artists at the UAG

Students from HAA1020 will present a tour of the exhibition emphasizing the achievements of women as artists in a world that so often paints them as objects.

Thursday December 6, 5pm-7pm
Maker Event: Making Change

Join students from HAA1020 for hands-on activities to mark the final day of This is Not Ideal, including feminist button making, queer coloring books, music and more! Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

The UAG offers tailored labs for university and high school students, and private tours for interested groups. Email for more information.