"Century" art exhibit at MSU

"Century" an exhibit of color and black and white photographs of the human form by Frank Cordelle, will be on display at Montclair State University's Student Center Ballroom A Feb. 24-28. The exhibition and special programs are free and open to the public.

The exhibit is a chronological series of 60 nude portraits of women from the moment of birth through 100 years of age. More than a mere developmental chronicle, narratives accompany many of the images, written by the women photographed. These are often highly personal and intensely moving. This combination of words and pictures has proven to be very powerful because "Century" is about real women in real bodies, not the caricatures in the worlds of media and advertising.

The exhibit offers ample evidence that art can bridge educational and therapeutic gaps, while stimulating thought and discussion about subjects that are often taboo in our society such as nudity, sexuality, violence, health issues, aging, our attitudes toward women in general, and their portrayal in the media in particular.

Exhibit and special programs schedule is:

-- Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- Monday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Highlighting the day will be a 2 p.m. discussion: "Male Perceptions of the Female Experience," with MSU's Brotherhood, facilitated by CAPS psychologists Ben Brennan and Todd Weinman.

--Tuesday, Feb, 26, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., "A Guided Visit to The Century Project: A Discussion of Women's Sexuality," will be held, facilitated by undergraduate peer educator Kim-Le Downes of the Women's Center. A talk and discussion given by the artist, Frank Cordelle, starting at 7 p.m.

--Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Body Image and Eating Problems," facilitated by CAPS psychologist Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, will start at 4 p.m.

--Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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