Exhibit "The Yellow Wallpaper"
MUSC, Colbert Education Center and Library, first floor
Susan Hoffius firstname.lastname@example.org
"Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will be on display in the Colbert Education Center and Library, first floor from Monday, August 27th through Saturday, October 6th.
In the late 19th century, women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life while medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled, "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.