IWA PROGRAMS 

Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lectureship
brings to the Rutgers University community and general public the work of a renowned contemporary woman artist through exhibitions, class visits, and public lecture

IWA Exhibition Series
presents exhibitions at selected venues.

The Feminist Art Project
is an international collaborative initiative recognizing the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history and art practice, past and present. The project promotes diverse feminist art events, education and publications through its website and online calendar; and facilitates networking and regional program development throughout the world.

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series
at the Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University, founded in 1971, is the oldest continuously running exhibition venue for contemporary women visual artists in the U.S.

Miriam Schapiro Archives
contains files related to women artists and art organizations. These collections are housed in Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives and are open by appointment to scholars, curators, researchers and students who seek documentation about women's art practices.

On-Line Education
E-courses about women artists, their achievements, and impact on culture and society; race and contemporary art; homosexuality and visual culture.

Women Artists Archive National Directory
is an innovative web directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945.

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2014-2015 Estelle Lebowitz
Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition

GRIMANESA AMORÓS

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

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Grimanesa Amorós, Light between the Islands #2, 2003
LEDs, diffusive material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware, 6 x 9.5 x 1 feet


July 28 - November 7, 2014

Reception and Lecture: October 28, 2014, 5pm
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries
Douglass Library, Rutgers University
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am-4:30pm
Map and directions

Artist's works also on view / Information
Breathless Maiden Lane
through January 9, 2015
Time Equities, Inc., 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038

TEDGlobal: South! Conference - Rio de Janero, Brazil
October 5-10, 2014

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OFF CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

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VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

The Feminist Art Project presents: DAY OF PANELS: THE M WORD  Saturday, February 15, 2014
Columbia College Chicago - Stage TWO, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd fl., Chicago, IL 60605
, in conjunction with the College Art Association Conference, Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2014.
PANEL  DETAILS and ABSTRACTS      More Feminist Art Panels at CAA     LEARN MORE ABOUT TFAP@CAA


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Identity
International Juried Exhibition Presented by the Women's Caucus for Art

May 31-June 29, 2014
gallery nine5, 24 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10012, (212)965-9995

Identity seeks to expose the extremism of a consumer culture dominated by Western notions of beauty and the pursuit of idealized feminine perfection by exploring themes of power, representation, and objectification. The artists featured in Identity attempt to manipulate the boundaries of authority and dominance and explore deeper themes of control. More information.
Image: Sarah Maple, Untitled with Skirts Up, oil on board, 15.9 x 20", 2011.  Courtesy of the artist, gallery nine5, and WCA.

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Standing Outside The Closed Door

June 8-29, 2014
Opening Reception, Sunday, June 8th, 5-7pm

ABC No Rio in Exile @ 292 Gallery
292 East 3rd Street (bet. Avenues C & D), New York, NY, 10009

An exhibition exploring Latina identity as experienced from both sides of the American cultural border. Whether a newcomer or next generation living within the 50 US States, the exhibition will examine the experience of longing and the question of belonging. Featuring works by Andrea Bonin, Carla Hernandez, Isabel Nazario, Kaitlynn Redell & Sara Jimenez, Monica Felix, Nana Olivas, Patricia Espinosa, and Yilis del Carmen Suriel

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TEDGlobal 2014: South!

October 5-10, 2014
Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Featuring artist Grimanesa Amoros! TEDGlobal is heading to Latin America. In October 2014, at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, join us to celebrate the outpouring of innovation, dynamism and creativity taking place all over South America and the global South. Fresh thinking can be found in every direction, in emerging geographies as well as in the western hemisphere.

Come to Rio for TEDGlobal 2014. Learn More!

CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS 

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Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Now Open: Online courses!

REGISTER TODAY!
Registration Instructions

The Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers.

Gender, Art, and Society
Course number: 988:255
  
Homosexuality and Visual Culture
Course number: 988:259
Gender, Race and Contemporary Art - NEW MATERIALS!
Course number: 988-258
Gender and the Body: Representations and Pornography
Course number: 988-257

Please note that these are online course. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND MORE INFO HOW TO REGISTER

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VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

The Body Mass Index: Myth or Reality? Health, Wellness, and Self Esteem in Women   April 7, 2014

Featuring the artists Brenda Oelbaum and Nancy Fried. Conference keynote address given by Jane Brody, 'New York Times' Health Columnist with a dinner keynote speech by Abigail Saguy, UCLA, author of "What's Wrong with Fat?". The conference panel discussions address topics such as "The Tyranny of Thin" and "The Reproductive Years and Beyond", with experts in the fields of nutrition, medicine, public health, education and feminist art and activism.
Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium Initiative on Women and Health Conference at Rutgers University

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

January 20-April 17, 2015
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, Rutgers University
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The final exhibition in the Momentum series will be at the Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in Douglass Library. Each of the 11 artists approaches the use of technology as a tool to invent new contexts for engagement in the realms of biology, cultural and environmental conditions, language, daily life, time, and human movement. Feminist artists have often used their work to ignite discussion on these topics. The artists in this show work with technology and challenge gender-biased notions of who employs technology, and showcase women artists' ability to break new ground. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Rutgers University.
Image: Camille Utterback, Fluid Series, video painting

SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS
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Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society
Book for the exhibition and showcase of women artists, filmmakers, writers, scholars, and performers of Middle East heritage, "Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society." Essays by Judith K. Brodsky, Ferris Olin, Kelly Baum, Gilane Tawadros, and Margot Badran. To purchase a copy of the book, click here!
To learn more about the Fertile Crescent Project visit fertile-crescent.org

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

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40 Years of Women Artists at Douglass Library
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibition (1971-2011)

The IWA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series by launching its first virtual exhibition. The virtual exhibit went live on April 30, 2012, and will remain on the website in perpetuity as an over-arching archival representation of the remarkable women artists who have exhibited in the series.
View the Virtual Exhibit!

Image: Joan Snyder, Red Flowers, 2010, paper pulp painting

  
The IWA has moved! Our new address is: Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, 640 Bartholomew Road, #125A,Piscataway, NJ 08854-8003
The Institute for Women and Art (IWA) is a unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a center of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI). IWA is a consortium member of the Institute for Women's Leadership.