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Stirring the Fire:

A Global Movement to Empower Women and Girls


April 13 – July 28

A World Literature Today Photography Exhibition

(Association opening reception Friday, April 12; 7-9 pm)

Stirring the Fire: A Global Movement to Empower Women and Girls showcases the work of photographer Phil Borges and his desire to shed light on specific gender issues worldwide while revealing practical pathways for women and girls to achieve gender equality. Stirring the Fire is sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2013 Puterbaugh Festival.


Preceding the opening reception, a media slam presented by OU School of Art and Art History students will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.; a roundtable discussion on photography will be held at 10 a.m. on April 11 followed by a gallery talk at 11:30 a.m. Please see the gallery talks, lectures and other programs page for more information.

A guest lecture by photographer Phil Borges will precede the Association opening reception April 12 at 6 p.m. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and World Literature Today will host the opening reception April 12 at 7 pm. Current Association members and their guests are invited to attend the reception.


Following the opening reception for Stirring the Fire, Association member with Metro Arts Circle benefits are invited to bring their guest (age 21 and above) to an after party at LOCAL on April 12 at 9 p.m.

The exhibition opens to the public April 13. To read more, download the press release here. 

If you'd like to learn more about this movement, you can visit their website here