Jeanne Dunning: Making Boys and Girls

Ellen Philips Katz and Howard C. Katz Gallery

Making Boys and GirlsDetail from Jeanne Dunning, Making Boys and Girls, 2006, installation.

The Block premiered this work by internationally celebrated artist and Northwestern art theory and practice professor Jeanne Dunning. This video installation examined children’s conceptions of sex differences. Produced in response to a psychological study Dunning read in a scientific journal, the exhibition featured video of boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 5 assembling “puzzle dolls” with detachable body parts, along with photographs of their creations.