Nancy Hild was passionate about the causes she supported. Here are some of them. 

Animals

Nancy was  a passionate advocate for the humane treatment of domestic poultry. She created art works (paintings and ceramics) to help the street dogs of Juchitán.  Key animal welfare concerns that have benefited from Nancy’s art, heradvocacy and/or her estate are:

­­United Poultry Concerns of Machipongo, VA

Farm Sanctuary of Watkin’s Glen, N.Y.

Special Collections, University of Chicago (books on history of animal rights)

Art

Nancy was a charter member of the National Women’s Museum of Art in Washington, D.C.  She was devoted to cooperative galleries and was a member of Artemisia and WomanMade Galleries in Chicago.

Key art concerns that have benefited from Nancy’s art, her advocacy and/or her estate are:

Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

Fundación Alumnos 47, Mexico City, Mexico (artist’s books)

Feminism

 There is a strong intersectionality in Nancy's art between women’s equality and animal rights.  In this sense, she extends the legacy of 19thc.suffragettes, abolitionists and animal rights advocates as well as artists such as Rosa Bonheur, Matilda Lotz, and Sue Coe.  Key feminist/gender concerns that have benefited from Nancy’s art, her advocacy and/or her estate are:

Women’s Global Education Project of Oak Park, IL

Charitable Trust Bureau under the auspices of the Illinois Attorney General

Gerber Hart Library, Chicago (books on gender)

Other

Additional key concerns that have benefited from Nancy’s art, advocacy and/or estate are:

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

© 2019 Linda R. James