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


Momentum: Women/Art/Technology


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
Press Release

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

Parking available for the Reception/Lecture on Oct. 28 in the
Douglass Parking Deck
and Lot 74A

View images of the project!
Watch video of the project installation!

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




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.



Screening of Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7pm
at the home of Judith K. Brodsky and Michael Curtis
Wine and coffee; Indian treats and American desserts
Please RSVP by August 22. Seating is limited to 60
Reserve your spot today!

The Hindu Jewish Coalition and American Jewish Committee invite you to a screening of Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin. This documentary-in-progress portrays the Jewish community of Mumbai. With a Fulbright Fellowship, Benjamin was able to interview and film the lives of the surviving member of this ancient settlement which has kept its Judaism vibrant through the centuries but is rapidly disappearing. Benjamin, now residing in the United States, is originally from Mumbai. This film is an outgrowth of her painting which is inspired by her childhood as a Jew in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India and her life in America today. In her art she blends the ancient and the modern, combining the traditions of Indian miniature painting and Sephardic icons with contemporary art practice. 

You will have the chance to meet Siona Benjamin and the producer, Hal Rifkin. They will speak about the documentary and their personal encounters with people in the film.


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!



Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Now Open: Online courses!

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



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



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


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



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.