The Vote for Abortion Rights billboard exhibition features 10 artists and 18 billboards, located in 12 states and 14 cities. Most of the billboards are located where abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted, including Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky.
Now on the 50th year anniversary of its historical passage, the “Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field” exhibit at The Center for Women’s History at The New-York Historical Society, celebrates the addition to the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that fundamentally reshaped American society by prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance.
Dolls—from ancient representation of humans in art, to familiar children’s toys or use in religious rituals—have held meanings more than meets the eye. Now employing the lens of race and gender, the New-York Historical Society exhibition “Black Dolls” explores further the significant role of the Black doll in American history.
From the horrors of slavery through Reconstruction and Jim Crow, to the beginnings of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, this collection of 200 objects, textiles, sewing tools, photographs and ephemera represents a push back against negative racial stereotypes.
On International Women’s Day, VoteEquality launched the Artists 4 ERA initiative. In partnership with 28 prominent artists, including Shepard Fairey, Artists 4 ERA will be releasing limited edition, signed prints to benefit non-partisan, grassroots efforts for the Equal Rights Amendment. The full collection of artwork will make its debut at the launch event March 19 in Oakland, Calif. From there, the collection will tour the country at events organized by VoteEquality, partner organizations and artists advocating for gender equality.
“As gender rights are rolled back across the country and as the Supreme Court signals its willingness to forgo precedent, a new generation of activists is stepping up to the fight,” said Kati Hornung, executive director of VoteEquality. “Art as a form of expression has a unique way of motivating people.”
“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is the memoir that Ginsburg never wrote. The exhibit now at The New York Historical Society traces her life through objects, audio recordings and photographs.
From Eve to Sojourner Truth, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s “Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power and Protest” explores how women have been rebellious and revolutionary throughout history.
“The flag is often associated with men and their accomplishments, and over the years has become associated with conservative Americans. But the flag is supposed to represent all of us,” said visual artist Marilyn Artus.
For the creation of Her Flag, Artus planned to travel to all 36 states that voted to ratify, in order of ratification, over a time span of 14 months to work with the state artists creating a stripe for Her Flag and sewing it onto the 18- by 26-foot flag.
A public mural of Kamala Harris reveals her portrait created in vibrant yarn. The project was spearheaded by the L.A.-based, international “yarn bomber” and street artist London Kaye, and brought to life by over 150 crocheters.
Featuring works by 16 women artists, the ecofeminism(s) exhibition at the Thomas Erben Gallery in NYC presents art that “delights the eye, provokes the mind, and can inspire change.”
Why are there not more recognized women artists in museums? Why are artworks by women—especially native artists who are women—classified as a separate and distinct form? That is, not as art but as craft? “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” goes right to the core of that question.