Kameelah Janan Rasheed (she/they) is a learner grappling with the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished. With the page, the wall, the computer screen, and public space as her compositional fields, she creates associative arrangements of letters, words, and shapes that invite an embodied and iterative reading process. Rasheed is invested in Black storytelling technologies that ask us to consider ways of [un]learning that are interdisciplinary, interspecies, and interstellar. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts.
Artists on the Leading Edge
The Gender and Arts Program provides offerings in the arts for Douglass students including an an elective seminar course, capstone project, the annual Douglass Arts Exhibition, and the Douglass Arts Certificate. Other opportunities include on-campus workshops with active artists, trips to experience music, theater, and dance performances, and opportunities for student creative endeavors. All of these activities are designed so that students can develop and maintain a lifelong connection with the arts that will supplement their professional aspirations.
A one-semester course focused on women in the arts and creativity practices.
A capstone project in the medium of your choosing, including multimedia, which showcases your skills in the arts.
Attend artist workshops and other events open only to Douglass students led by the Douglass Arts Advisory Board and Douglass.
DAAB is open to all Douglass students regardless of major, and gives members the opportunity to develop and lead a variety of arts programming.
About Juliette Mittendorf Hill
The Gender and Arts Program began in 2019 thanks to a generous gift from Douglass alumna, Juliette Mittendorf Hill. As an artist and art teacher, she hoped to provide all Douglass women an opportunity to engage and interact with the different arts disciplines, regardless of a student’s major. She felt that knowledge of the arts and creative practices was an important part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Funding opportunities are available to support student projects thanks to a gift from Juliette Mittendorf Hill.