Upcoming events for January & February at the Women's History Museum
2323 Broadway, #107
San Diego, CA 92102
619 233-7963
Greetings! ,

The new year is here.  The sun is shining in San Diego. History and art set the tone for January and February.  2010 is off and running.  Hope you can find the time to be part of these offerings.
The Historians are coming!
Friday, Jan 8,  5 to 7pm
  We are thrilled to host a reception for visiting members of the American Historical Association, in town for their 124th Annual meeting and Project Muse the new editors of the Journal of Women's History.

The current President of the AHA is Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, whose book title "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History" is imprinted on our ever popular museum T-shirts (for sale on our web site).

Please join us in welcoming the members of the American Historical Association to San Diego.  RSVP to 619 233-7963.

Ladies Who Paint
Saturday, January 9 at 4pm
  In the tradition of Grandma Moses, these 3 artists discovered their artistic talents later in life and have made creative expression part of their daily lives. 

  Please join us to view "VENTURES IN ART", a representational collection

  Mollie Solorzano, Linda Kennedy and Georgianna Galas have painted together for several years and share a love of expression.  Their work will amaze you.
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And in February
"The Many Variations of Jean Cornwell"

Opening  Reception: Friday, February 5

Jean's work speaks for itself... but just as loud, are the words of the artist herself:

Artist Statement

My first one-woman art show was exhibited on the underside of my grandmother's kitchen table. I had not yet developed my own particular style nor could I reveal my source of inspiration but I was, nevertheless, expressing my artistic self. In years to come these childish dabblings would lead me to a never-ending experimentation with a variety of styles, media and methods which, to this day, are still in the process of creative evolution.

Born in the Black Capital of the world, Harlem, I was bombarded with sights and sounds that only this unique neighborhood could offer. I felt I had it all and was quite aware that I was living in a very live art gallery. From behind the windows of my basement apartment, I viewed the colorful parade of Black ladies with their sugar brown legs; red-eyed winos, drooling in drunken contentment in the curb; the white-tipped cane of the nameless blind man announcing this approach. I listened to the local crooners, using the stoops as their public stages. I watched the flamboyantly-dressed numbers runner make his twice-daily rounds dispensing either joy or sorrow. When I can on the street itself, I danced to the hop-scotch rhythms of the double-dutch, played with the neighborhood girls. I watched with envy the scrabby-kneed boys playing their game of loadies with old bottle caps. I enjoyed the summer evening games of stoop-ball watching the soft pink ball bravely bouncing against the gray-brown cement steps. It was a time for running, laughing, jumping-a fun time. A lifetime of images, waiting to be born, were formed on these streets by these alive Black people.

In This Issue
The Historians are coming!
Ladies Who Paint
Jean Cornwell
Wait... there's more!
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Many people ask us "what can we do to help grow the Women's History Museum to take it's rightful place as a regional and recognized museum in our community? "

SPREAD THE WORD: Let others know that we have ONE OF ONLY 5 Women's Museums in the country right here in San Diego!

GET FRIENDS TO JOIN: On-going membership is what sustains our daily activities and it's easy.  Just go to our web site.

JOIN THE FRIENDS: This newly developed group of supporters does not have to attend monthly meetings; does not have to eat another rubber chicken; does not have to sell raffle tickets.  This group will help create sustainability for the museum to take us into the future.

INFORMATION on these and other options to be part of the growth of the Women's History Museum can be found by calling us at 619 233-7963.