There’s a new exhibit up in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries, and it’s full of faces – faces of influential women from the 18th century to today, that is! Artist Allison Adams’ exhibit, titled “Groundbreaking Girls,” honors women in a wide range of careers and interests. From faces you’re likely to recognize immediately, like Frida Kahlo, or Malala Yousafzai, to those you’ll learn about, the exhibit includes 47 fabulous portraits, 12 of which are displayed publicly for the first time. See below for a full list of the women portrayed.

The exhibit will be up until May 29, 2020. For more information about Allison Adams and the project, visit the Groundbreaking Girls website, or Instagram account.

An opening reception for the exhibit, also celebrating Women’s History Month, will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room. The event will feature a book talk by Dr. Lilia Monzo, Chapman University professor of Education and author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigineity, followed by a conversation between Development Librarian Essraa Nawar and artist Allison Adams.

Full list of women portrayed in the exhibit