Challenging the Face of Science: The Bearded Lady Project - Smithsonian | Kids Out and About DMV

Challenging the Face of Science: The Bearded Lady Project - Smithsonian

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Meet inspirational female scientists! “The Bearded Lady Project” is a traveling exhibition composed of a series of 38 black-and-white portraits taken by art photographer Kelsey Vance. The photographs showcase female paleontologists conducting in the field, laboratories, offices, and museums. The paleontologists posed for the large-format camera wearing fake beards to challenge the public perception of what a scientist looks like.

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Things to Do

    • Watch a short video and meet a few of the amazing scientists featured in the exhibit. Travel with them into the field, into the lab, and into their museums, and hear their stories of overcoming challenges along the way to becoming scientists.
    • Consider the answers to challenging questions such as “Do women in the sciences have to work harder to stand out?” and “Have you ever been disrespected, overlooked, passed over, silenced, or rewarded differently because of your identity?"
    • Pledge to make a difference whatever we do, where we live or work or go to school, and whatever we look like.


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