Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota present The Women and Money Project, a group exhibition and related programs that investigates the relationship between women and money through a contemporary lens. 

The Women and Money Project exhibition impacts art, discourse, and public audiences by investigating and engaging our understanding of the relationships of women, art, money, exchange and social hierarchies.

This exhibition and related public forums gives women the opprtunity to add their voices and unique perspectives to some of the complex questions around money.

Exhibition Dates: September 6, 2016 – December 10, 2016

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Women’s relationship with money is a complicated story of exclusion and opportunity, progress and oppression.

The Women and Money Project invites the public to explore, investigate, and examine the relationship between women and money through art, performance, film, and public forums.

Ellen Schillace, curator of The Women and Money Project exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, questions women about their unique perspectives.


Ellen Schillace headshot-webELLEN SCHILLACE CURATOR

Ellen Schillace, an artist, consultant and realtor, is current President of the Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art. She received a B.A. in English and Psychology from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. As President , she has been instrumental in building the foundation for the Woman’s Caucus for Art in Minnesota. Schillace has served on the Women’s Art Registry (WARM) Board of Directors and was a founding member of WAVE Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been a consultant for non-profit organizations in housing and received the Salve Regina Mission Award and Guild Award for her work with women in real estate.


Lyndel King headshot-web


Lyndel King is the Director and Chief Curator at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. King has led the museum for more than 30 years, giving it through the design and construction of its current building, designed by Frank Gehry, which opened in 1993. The expansion and renovation, also designed by Gehry, opened in 2011.





Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Oransky is a co-founder of Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis. He co-curated the exhibition “Modes of Disclosure” and included artists from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and the Twin Cities.

He has served on the boards of the Midwest Art Conservation Center and the Center for Arts Criticism. Oransky was on the Hennepin County Library Exhibition Review Committee and was a panelist for the Minnesota State Arts Board.


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Liz Dodson received her BFA  from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She received her BS and MS Art Education degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Dodson co-curated the “Women and Water Rights Exhibition” at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, in 2010, on women and water activist issues. She serves on the steering committee of the Sustainable Acts: Mother Earth Embrace (SAMEE), on the University of Minnesota St.Paul Campus.



The Women and Money Project is organized by Ellen Schillace and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art www.wcamn.com and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom www.wilpfmn.org. Additional financial support has been provided by Affiance Financial, Anonymous donation in honor of Ruth Harvey and Barry Murphy, Beth Bergman – Wet Paint, Inc., Jennifer Lynn Englin – Heaven Sent Healing Massage, Jane Addams Peace Association – Joan Patchen Fund, Liz Brenner Dodson, Rachel T. Schromen – Schromen Law, LLC, Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, Judy Lear, Ruth A. Stricker, and TDHCD. In-kind support has been provided by Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP, Schromen Law, LLC, Hotdish Advertising, and Thistle Design.

A special thanks to Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota for producing the “It’s Personal!” exhibition.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Department of Art
Regis Center for Art

Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community — a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Parking, Accessibility

Parking is available nearby on the street, at the Twenty-First Avenue South Ramp, the Nineteenth Avenue South Ramp, and the Fifth Street South Lot; hourly or event rates apply. These parking locations and the Regis Center for Art are wheelchair-accessible.