Colleagues & Friends: Janice Sands
Oct
19
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues & Friends: Janice Sands

Janice Sands, executive director of Pen + Brush will discuss reshaping arts organizations to provide opportunities for women artists in both the primary and secondary art marketplaces. She will be joined by Linda Blumberg, Executive Director of the Art Dealers Association of America, and Dawn Delikat, Associate Director of Pen + Brush.

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Beyond Representation: Gender Equity in the Gallery System
Jul
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Beyond Representation: Gender Equity in the Gallery System

Join POWarts for the second part of our summer series tackling issues of representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts. This series of panel discussions raises essential questions about feminism and diversity in the arts, providing a framework for all industry professionals to better address and understand these issues.

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Book Club: A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women with Siri Hustvedt
May
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Club: A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women with Siri Hustvedt

Join us for the second meeting of the POWarts Book Club, featuring a conversation with author Siri Hustvedt about her new book A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. A compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, this is Hustvedt’s first work of non-fiction.

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Private Tour: ICP's Perpetual Revolution with Erin Barnett
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Private Tour: ICP's Perpetual Revolution with Erin Barnett

Join POWarts for a behind-the-scenes tour of the International Center of Photography's current exhibition, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change. Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, will led a behind-the-scenes tour and provide insight into ICP's recent relocation and the institution's plans for the future. This event, open only to POWarts Members and their guests, will be followed by drinks and conversation at Bonnie Vee. 

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Colleagues and Friends: Rebecca Siegel
Mar
29
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues and Friends: Rebecca Siegel

  • FIT Goodman Building, 6th Fl, Room E625 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rebecca Ann Siegel, co-founder and publisher of Even, will discuss communications in the arts, culture's growing audience, and successful strategies for engagement. She's joined by Sarah Goulet, founder of her own public relations consultancy, and Mackie Healy, head of communications at Lisson Gallery in New York.

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2017 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

2017 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  • MoMA | Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. The day begins with a conversation about Internet activism, featuring Joanne McNeil and Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

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Postcard Party
Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Postcard Party

  • The 8th Floor | The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of collective postcard writing to elected officials. Let them know what issues matter the most to you—including those that impact women and the arts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view The Intersectional Self, a new exhibition about gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity.

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Members Connect
Feb
2
9:00am 9:00am

Members Connect

  • Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before your work day begins, join the POWarts Steering Committee at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. Over coffee and informal conversation, connect with fellow POWarts Members to reflect on past programming and share ideas for future events and initiatives. 

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Colleagues and Friends: Kelly Baum
Dec
7
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues and Friends: Kelly Baum

Kelly Baum, Curator of Postwar and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, invites Regine Basha, Residency Director at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and Ursula Davila-Villa, Partner at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, to discuss their careers in contemporary art. Offering three distinct perspectives on the global art world, this will be a lively conversation among friends.

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Crossover Careers: Navigating the Non-Profit / Commercial Divide
Nov
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crossover Careers: Navigating the Non-Profit / Commercial Divide

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion focusing on the unique challenges and commonalities between the non-profit and commercial sectors of the art world. Moderated by Kristen Becker, Director of Museum Engagement at Marianne Boesky Gallery, this panel will feature Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director of Artadia, Anna Stothart, Director at Lehmann Maupin, and Kelly Taxter, Associate Curator at the Jewish Museum, discussing the ways they have successfully bridged the gap between sectors.

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Book Club: Art Thinking by Amy Whitaker
Nov
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Club: Art Thinking by Amy Whitaker

We are delighted to introduce the launch of the POWarts Book Club! Join us for our inaugural meeting, generously hosted by Pen + Brush. Over wine and snacks, participate in a discussion with author and former POWarts President Amy Whitaker about her new book Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

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Colleagues and Friends: Catherine J. Morris
Oct
19
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues and Friends: Catherine J. Morris

This month's Colleagues and Friends features two powerhouse curators—Catherine J. Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Ingrid Schaffner, Curator of the upcoming 57th Carnegie International—discussing their longstanding friendship and shared commitment to feminist curating. 

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Members Connect
Oct
6
8:30am 8:30am

Members Connect

  • Tarallucci e Vino Cafe at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before your work day begins, join members of the POWarts Steering Committee in Cooper Hewitt's garden cafe for coffee and informal conversation. Connect with fellow members and share your reactions and feedback to our events and initiatives. We are proud to be a diverse community of driven women in the arts and want to hear how POWarts can continue to engage your range of interests.  

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Colleagues and Friends: Helaine Posner
Sep
9
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues and Friends: Helaine Posner

Our fall season begins with a Colleagues and Friends breakfast featuring four celebrated art historians whose work focuses on women artists. Join Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, Eleanor Heartney, and Sue Scott — co-authors of the award-winning After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (2007) and The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (2013) — for a conversation about their careers and collaborative writing practice. 

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Social Media Evangelists: Elevating Art & Culture Online
Jul
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Social Media Evangelists: Elevating Art & Culture Online

Meet four cultural liaisons from New York City tech startups tasked with elevating and enhancing art, culture, and fashion communities online: Ariel Adkins, Art & Culture, Twitter NYC; Victoria Rogers, Senior Art Outreach Lead, Kickstarter; Valentine Uhovski, Fashion + Art Evangelist, Tumblr; and Kristen Joy Watts, Art and Fashion Lead, Instagram. This program is organized and moderated by JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum.

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Black Futures: Preserving Identity in the Post-Digital Age
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Black Futures: Preserving Identity in the Post-Digital Age

Kimberly Drew, Associate Online Community Producer, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jenna Wortham, Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine discuss their latest collaboration, Black Futures—an online research project devoted to preserving and documenting contemporary blackness. This program is organized and moderated by JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum.

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Colleagues and Friends: Ellen Lupton
May
13
8:30am 8:30am

Colleagues and Friends: Ellen Lupton

Timed to Design Week, this month's Colleagues and Friends features Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. She will be speaking with fellow designers Jessica Helfand, founding editor of Design Observer, and Debbie Millman, host of the Design Matters podcast. 

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Colleagues and Friends at the Armory Show
Mar
3
10:00am10:00am

Colleagues and Friends at the Armory Show

  • The Armory Show - Modern, Champagne Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

POWarts presents a special edition of the Colleagues and Friends breakfast series at The Armory Show. Rachel Churner, writer and gallerist, Renée Bovenzi, Director of Benrubi Gallery, and artist Selena Kimball discuss their career paths and reflect on the current state of contemporary art. The conversation begins at 10am in the Champagne Lounge at Pier 92, followed by VIP access to the fair from 11am to 12pm.

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