Lead Facilitator: Karen Keifer-Boyd, PhD, Professor of Art Education & Women’s Studies
Office: 210 Arts Cottage, School of Visual Arts, College of Arts & Architecture
Contact: Phone:  +1 814.863.7312       Email:          Website:
Office hours: Email to make an appointment

Graduate Assistant: Yen-Ju Lin
Email:         Website:


This a pass/no pass course. A passing grade requires attendance at the 8 gallery talks and response to prompts provided on the social media application set up for this purpose after each gallery talk. If unable to attend a gallery talk, a podcast will be available on the course website.


The course is based on student participation in 8 gallery talks offered by the Palmer Museum of Art for the Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades exhibition. The public talks are scheduled from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Friday afternoons. If you need to be absent, the gallery talks will be recorded and available at the course site at

At noon, prior to gallery talk that begins at 12:10 pm, those enrolled for one-credit will meet with the instructor of the course and be given an assignment (also linked here) to respond on social media outside the museum and after class to questions specific to the focus of the gallery talks.

During the last 10 minutes of the gallery talk, there will be open discussion and students can stay if they wish, or leave as they continue to discuss online at with each other outside of the class by using the social media set up at  Instructions on how to use the social media is below.


Go to to create your account. If you already have an account you may want to set up another particularly to use for Gallery Conversations.


Subscribe to “Gallery Conversations” at This includes the “Film Series,” which are part of the Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades exhibition in the gallery study space, and also shown for public viewing and discussion each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 207 Arts Cottage.

3. PARTICIPATE in Gallery Conversations by using # (hashtag)

Each prompt of Gallery Conversation will contain a # (hashtag) like below:

Discuss YOUR understandings of feminism and feminist thought. Tweet to #JCfem

To respond to this prompt, tweet with a message that contains #JCfem and @JCARTED

Note: each Tweet needs to be 140 characters or less.

Not familiar with Twitter? See this page: Getting Started with Twitter for more information. 

The prompts and hashtags are listed on the Gallery Conversations calendar at

If you miss attending a Gallery Conversations you can visit the Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art and listen to the podcast of the talk at . You can then join the Gallery Conversation using Twitter.


The Patterson Building computer labs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also Media Commons provides one on one, group, and online technology support.  For particular questions on the social media set up for the course contact graduate assistant, Yen-Ju Lin at

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