Storied Women of the Civil War Era

National Portrait Gallery 8th St NW & F St NW, DC

A photographs exhibition about women who rose to national prominence during the Civil War era, from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. Click here for more info. Back to Calendar (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A Celebration of Maya Angelou’s Poetry – Virtual Theatrical Viewing

From the event organizer: Bring a little bit of poetic inspiration home with this virtual viewing of An Evening With the Bard, a celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou that weaves together more than a dozen of her most iconic poems through acting, singing, and dance. Fulfillment Theatre Company’s cast seamlessly unites these works in a Read more...

Elsa Dorfman Exhibition: Me and My Camera

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston

From the event organizer: This exhibition is the first to explore autobiography in the work of Elsa Dorfman (1937–2020), a beloved Cambridge photographer known for her large-format commissioned portraits. Working with a 200-pound, 20 x 24 Polaroid camera, one of only a few in existence, Dorfman photographed friends, artists, and celebrities, all with disarming informality. Read more...

Women Take the Floor. Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston

From the event organizer: “Women Take the Floor” challenges the dominant history of 20th-century American art by focusing on the overlooked and underrepresented work and stories of women artists. This reinstallation—or “takeover”—of Level 3 of the Art of the Americas Wing advocates for diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in museums, the art world, and beyond. Read more...

Bisa Butler: Portraits. Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

From the event organizer: She strategically uses textiles—a traditionally marginalized medium—to interrogate the historical marginalization of her subjects while using scale and subtle detail to convey her subjects’ complex individuality. Together, Butler’s quilts present an expansive view of history through their engagement with themes such as family, community, migration, the promise of youth, and artistic Read more...

Carol Bove Exhibition at The Met: The séances aren’t helping

The Met 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

From the event organizer: the second commission to be featured on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue. Working improvisationally, Bove sculpts at scale and in the round, without any preparatory drawings. For this commission, she used a one-to-one mock-up of the Museum’s empty niches to construct four abstract sculptures made of sandblasted, contorted stainless-steel Read more...

Exhibition: Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines – Sue Johnson

Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton

From the event organizer: Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines proposes an alternate pictorial history rooted in the mid-20th century where Johnson explores the evolution of the modern woman. Her work exposes parallels in the cornerstone moment when women began to be idealized for machine-like efficiency and when industrial progress envisioned domestic machines, Read more...

Alice Neel: People Come First Exhibition at The Met

The Met 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

From the event organizer: The first museum retrospective in New York of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) in twenty years. This ambitious survey positions Neel as one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art, as demonstrated in Read more...

Analia Saban Exhibition – View Count

From the event organizer: Throughout the exhibition, Analia Saban explores the impact of technology on the art-making process and how our consumption of images has been affected by the hyper-computerization of culture. As the boundaries between the physical and digital world are blurred, we become more reliant on experiencing the world, including artworks, as images Read more...

Niki de Saint Phalle – Structures for Life Exhibition

MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

From the event organizer: From the very outset of her career in the 1950s, Niki de Saint Phalle (American and French, 1930‒2002) defied artistic conventions, creating works that were overtly feminist, performative, collaborative, and monumental. Her first major US exhibition, Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life features over 200 works that highlight Saint Phalle’s Read more...

American Literature and The Constitution

The National Constitution Center 525 Arch St, Philadelphia

From the event organizer: Join law professors Bernadette Meyler of Stanford University Alison LaCroix of the University of Chicago Law School and co-editor of the new book, Cannons, and Codes: Law, Literature, and America's Wars, and political scientist Catherine Zuckert of the University of Notre Dame and Arizona State University, for a discussion exploring the Read more...

Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Stefania Dovhan

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

From the event organizer: Ukrainian-American soprano Stefania Dovhan was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dovhan holds degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Augsburg Academy of Music in Germany. She is also a recipient of numerous performing arts scholarships and awards including the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Emmerich Smola Prize, and Read more...