Nancy Hild was passionate about the causes she supported. Here are some of them.
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:
Special Collections, University of Chicago (books on history of animal rights)
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)
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)