Feb. 18–May 28, 2023: Studio Art Assistant Professor Eliza Au will be included in the exhibition, "Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design," at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Feb. 18–May 28, 2023. Her piece, "Slot Bowl," will be shown in the exhibition and was acquired by the MMFA through the Stewart Program for Design. The exhibition highlights the breadth and complexity of design pieces made by American and Canadian women by situating these works against the backdrop of social, political and personal issues that shaped their experiences across time. The exhibition also considers the intersectionality of gender, identity, race, culture and class to better understand women's varied roles and achievements. It traces the development of educational and professional opportunities available to women, the evolution of the status of crafts, and the women’s rights movement's impact on their practices. Finally, beyond revisiting traditional definitions of design, the exhibition opens a window to a world of magnificent beauty and skill. Founded in 1860, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest art museum in Canada and a leading museum in North America. Eliza Au is originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She received a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. Artist residencies she has attended include Greenwich House Pottery, New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Ore., and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.