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UW-Madison alums Baker, Ross present 'Being Forward' at School of Education Gallery

August 02, 2018
The third installment of the art gallery "Being Forward" by UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross will be on display in the School of Education Gallery from Aug. 1 to 31.

Being ForwardBaker earned her MFA from ​the School of Education's Art Department in 1990 and Ross received her master of fine arts in 1992.

The "Being Forward" exhibition includes over 150 photographs featuring Madison women artists and art supporters posing as Ms. Forward, the iconic statue that has been on the Capitol grounds since her installation in 1895.

Baker and Ross have the goal of raising $300,000 for the Woman Artists Forward Fund, which is being established to fund unrestricted grants for women visual artists in the Madison area long into the future.

There will be a closing reception at the School of Education Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 30.  

For more information, check out the website launching Aug. 15.