Made Here + Global Rights for Women | Energy: Made Here Collaboration

Hennepin Theatre Trust is working with Global Rights for Women (GRW) to transform a downtown building window into a global message about violence against women and girls.

This unique collaboration with its strong message will be on display December 19, 2017, through April 4, 2018, as part of the Trust’s biannual project, Made Here, which turns Hennepin Avenue into a walkable urban art gallery.

The Made Here GRW window will feature work from local photographers, Marissa Murdy and Sarah White. The images will give voice to survivors of domestic violence, including several Minnesotans and a local immigrant survivor.

Murdy is a fine art photographer, whose work focuses on intimacy and its complexities, including a series featuring survivors of sexual assault. White is a self-taught professional photographer who specializes in portraits, events, music and street culture. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions in NYC and Minneapolis.

Special thanks to Andersen Windows, the presenting sponsor of Made Here, with additional sponsorship from Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis.

 

About Hennepin Theatre Trust
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Made Here is a project of the Trust that fosters economic growth and transformation by creating unique urban art experiences with local artists. The upcoming Energy exhibit runs from December 19, 2017, through April 4, 2018. Learn more at MadeHereMN.org.

About Global Rights for Women
Global Rights for Women collaborates with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change.

GRW assists in creating new laws and improving law enforcement primarily in response to requests of nonprofit groups on the front lines in their respective countries. We recognize that, due to the diverse array of communities around the world dealing with VAWG, each face different and unique challenges. By collaborating with groups, including grassroots organizations, that are intimately familiar with what is needed to improve the lives of women and children in their communities, we can be confident that we are responding to real needs and establishing ongoing relationships that allow us to adaptively respond as those needs evolve.

Learn more at globalrightsforwomen.org.