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Women’s Studies, from the early formation of WIT, has been student-centered. The largest project undertaken occurred in 2001, when the Program raised funds for At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, a semester-long collaborative project of the Women’s Studies Program, Art Department, and Folk Studies & Anthropology.
The 25 participants of At Home transformed an entire house into an art installation exploring the idea of “home.”
Individual rooms covered such issues as aging parents, abuse, sibling rivalry, prejudice, marital conflict and compromise, eating issues, and rape. Some of the students were photojournalism majors, and they created a photo-documentary of the project.
Another long-term result is the model created by art professor John Oakes and local artist Andee Rudloff, which continues to tour.