We Are the Champions

Renowned photographers show female muscle at the Lowe

In the era of Serena Williams, Sasha Cohen, and Amanda Beard, it is difficult to believe a law had to be passed to mandate equality for ladies in school sports. Congress enacted Title IX in 1972. Nowadays 1 in 2.6 school-age girls reportedly participates in sports. In 2002, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this landmark, journalist Jane Gottesman and photographer Geoffrey Biddle cocurated “Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?” The exhibit, which features 182 color and black-and-white photographs, is on a five-year tour and can be seen at the Lowe Art Museum. From Marion Jones to Mary Lou Retton, Althea Gibson to Amelia Earhart, professionals to back-yard ballplayers, “Game Face” redefines what a female athlete looks like. Passion, strength, determination, and the thrill of victory have been captured through the lens of noted photographers, including Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Wells. Bike, skate, or sprint to the Lowe today through September 10. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; noon to 7:00 Thursdays; and noon to 5:00 Sundays. Admission is seven dollars; free to members, UM students and staff, and children under twelve. Call 305-284-3535, or visit www.miami.edu/lowe.
June 17-Sept. 10
 
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