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Women in Aviation Featured as Statues at DAL

A pop-up exhibit on view now through March 9 at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) features 3D printed statues of contemporary women working in aviation or aerospace-related fields and includes astrophysicists, a rocket scientist, and an aviation maintenance technician.

The bright orange and hard-to-miss statues on display at DAL were selected from the larger If/ThenSheCan collection of 122 statues featuring contemporary women of all ages and backgrounds working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professions.

A scheduled exhibit of all 122 statues for elsewhere in Dallas (NorthPark Center) has been postponed until later in 2021 due to COVID-19, so DAL art specialist Rachel Simpson coordinated a pop-up preview exhibition at the airport as part of the Love Field Art Program.

The Dallas Love Field pop-up exhibit features 15 statues from the If/Then series. Ten statues in the secured side of the terminal represent women working in aviation/aerospace professions. Five statues in the unsecured main lobby feature women working in other STEM related career fields.

To view the full list of the women whose statues are featured in the pop-up exhibition at Dallas Love Field, and to read their bios, visit the If/ThenSheCan website.