Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America
If the contribution of women in general has been minimized and uncelebrated, that certainly is true of women religious. The image of Catholic sisters has been stereotyped and trivialized, often portrayed in caricatures. This exhibit shines a spotlight on the initiatives, leadership and even heroism of sisters in the United States. The large brush strokes of that picture—-the impressive network of schools, hospitals, and social services begun by sisters are brought to light.
The exhibit also features the contributions sisters have made in developing California’s church and society. It reflects the work of groups of strong women who forcefully placed their stamp on California life, and how the communities to which they belonged provided women with an outlet for grace, beauty, intellect and leadership.
Harvest Moon Studio provided exhibit planning, writing and produced videos for this traveling exhibit.