Susan Shifrin is the Project Curator for Picturing Women and the person behind the original conception of the project. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College. She is Curator of Education at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College and teaches in the College's art history program. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. She specializes in the field of early modern portraiture; her work is interdisciplinary, incorporating the history of dress, textual studies, and women's studies. More about Susan Shifrin.
Shirley Brown, Education Consultant, Picturing Women project. Brown taught for many years in the Philadelphia public schools as a secondary teacher in English, and more recently has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, and the University of Delaware. She has played a leadership role in numerous nationally-recognized programs, including most recently the National Writing Project, and the Philadelphia Writing Project.
Christine Woyshner, Ph.D. Woyshner is an assistant professor of education at Temple University. Her research focuses on women and gender in history.
Alice Lesnick, Ph.D. Lesnick teaches in the joint Education Program at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. As a Faculty Associate of The Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, she develops professional development programs for teachers in the use of writing to foster learning. Her research focuses on the integration of field experiences with academic study, the nature and role of reflective writing in students' learning, and the moral dimensions of multicultural, anti-racist education.
Bill Adair, Director of Education at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, one of the Philadelphia venues for the Picturing Women exhibition, is currently serving as one of the members of the Educational Advisory Group for the project.
Deborah E. Kraak, Independent Curator, provided research and administrative support for the Picturing Women project.
F. Michael Angelo
Lisa Weinberger and Masters Group Design
Administration and Support
Many thanks to Bryn Mawr College for hosting the Picturing Women Web site.
Eric Pumroy, Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College.
Janet Scannell, Director of Academic and Administrative Computing, Bryn Mawr College
Web Site Design and Development
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Song excerpts played in the Web site's introductory animation: "Red Hot Mama" (Wells, Cooper, Rose); performed by the Brox Sisters, 1924. "Just a Girl" (Stefani, Dumont), performed by No Doubt, 1996. "Ophelia" (Merchant), performed by Natalie Merchant, 1998. "The Girl on the Magazine Cover" (Berlin), sung by Joan Morris, accompanied by William Bolcom and recorded 1978, copyrighted 1988.
The Picturing Women exhibition and its public programming are made possible by generous support from the William Penn Foundation, the Samuel S. Fels Fund, the Valentine Foundation, the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College, Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library, and the project's partner organizations. The creation and development of the educational programming for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership through support by the William Penn Foundation, as well as by the Samuel S. Fels Fund and the Valentine Foundation.