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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.

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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MTV: Momentum Technology Videos 

October 1, 2014 - April 1, 2015


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 - December 10, 2014

Reception and Lecture
October 28, 2014, 5pm
Silent Auction of
limited edition
Amorós plates and exhibition catalogs

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries
Douglass Library, Rutgers University

8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
RSVP encouraged, email

Press Release (PDF)  Other Amor
ós works on view Information

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

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


Momentum: Women/Art/Technology



Latin American Womyn's Organization
Womyn in Art
December 3, 2014, 8pm
Livingston Gathering Lounge, Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers-Livingston Campus
4 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854   map/directions

Free Food! Free Henna! Performances!
Latin America Womyn's Organization will be hosting our annual event, Womyn in Art, which celebrates womanhood and femininity through arts and women artists in the Rutgers community.


The Intersection of Art and Activism: An Arts Workshop on Identity and Storytelling
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7pm

Organized by Saskia Kusnecov
Keynote speaker: Brooklyn based artist and teacher Stacy Scibelli

Jameson C - Basement, 36 Jones Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Dinner Provided


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 HOW TO REGISTER


Camille Utterback, Fluid Series, video painting

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

Emilia Forstreuter, Jennifer Hall, Claudia Hart, Yael Kanarek, Jeanette Louie, Ranu Mukherjee, Mary Bates Neubauer, Marie Sivak, Camille Utterback, Adrianne Wortzel, and Janet Zweig
January 20-April 17, 2015

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, Rutgers University
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Adrianne Wortzel
January 20-April 17, 2015
Rutgers University Art Library, Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901



December 1, 2014

Day Without Art began on December 1, 1989, as a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.
Find activities in your area.


Hung Liu, Da Fan Che Lotus (State III), courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Women in the Arts Day
@ Miami Project, Friday, December 5, 2014

10-11:30   Panel discussion
Introduced with statement from Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board Chair of the Brooklyn Museum. Moderated by Marjorie Martay, Founder of Art W.
Panelists: Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director of the El Museo del Barrio; Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation; Alice Gray Stites, Vice President and Museum Director of the 21c Museum; Francie Bishop Good, Collector, Artist, and Founder of Girls' Club; and Karen Jenkins-Johnson, Principal at Jenkins Johnson Gallery

11:30   Guided tour
Highlighting work by female artists throughout the fair.

More information
Sponsored by the IWA, & the Feminist Art Project. Organized by Jenkins Johnson Gallery.


SAVE THE DATE! 2015 TFAP Day of Panels
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Videos now available for the 2014 TFAP Day of Panels: THE M WORD 
Panel details and abstracts     




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



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


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