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 Artist 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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Institute for Women and Art and the Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium on Women and Health

The Fearsome BMI:
Women Artists and the Body

ncy Fried, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Brenda Oelbaum,
Monica Ong, and Laura Splan

March 24 - May 5, 2014
Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014
4 - 6pm

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, weekends by appointment womenart@rci.rutgers.edu      Map and directions

The IWA has moved! Our new address is: Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, 640 Bartholomew Road, #125A,Piscataway, NJ 08854-8003



The Future is History: Feminist Legacies in Contemporary Art                                                       
THUR. MAR 27, 2014 7pm
- Panel Discussion: inter-generational conversation about the impact of feminism on contemporary art and preserving the legacies of feminist artists and spaces in NYC. Read about Leah Devun and the event in FEMINISTING
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Martha A. and Robert S, Rubin Pavilion, 1st Fl.
More information   Event hosted by the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Organized by A.I.R. Gallery and the Institute for Women and Art


Reveal: Reassessing Everyday Views on Equality, (Gender) Assumptions & Love a feminist collective exhibition
April 2 - 18, 2014 RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 2, 7-9:30pm

Rutgers University Art Library, Vorhees Mall

Featuring Rutgers students, faculty and others, this show brings together a collection of work that addresses gender stereotypes, self-image, and more. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Women's Leadership, RU Art Library, the Institute for Women and Art, and RAFT: Rutgers Association for Feminist Training

image COMING SOON Congresswoman Donna Edwards gives the 2014 Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership Lecture at Rutgers. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW


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



VIDEO COMING SOON!! 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.


IWA Momentum: Women/Art/Technology Project
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology
is an exploration into the relationship between technology and feminist art practice. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Rutgers University.

image 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.


HEAD OF AN ANGEL (AFTER BERNINI) by Audrey Flack - $350
The IWA has published a limited, signed edition of 40, sculptures by Audrey Flack. Proceeds will fund the development of early intervention parent support services by the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, and fund IWA programs supporting women artists. The three-dimensional head, which fits into the palm of a hand, is cast in resin, hand finished by Audrey Flack and mounted on a wood base. To purchase an Angel Click here.


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 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.