Women's work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women-such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden-that Western women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection is now part of Duke's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. This exhibition provides a first glimpse of the diversity and depth of the collection, revealing the lives of women both famous and forgotten and recognizing their accomplishments.
Free guided tours of the exhibition will be offered every Friday at 2pm and 3pm, March 8 - June 14. Sign up for a tour online.