Sara Riesman, Executive Director & Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, is joined by Debra Wimpfheimer, Interim Director of the Queens Museum, and Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator & Director of NLE Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) for a conversation on their career paths and the role of socially engaged art.
Patton Hindle, Director of Arts at Kickstarter and partner at yours mine & ours is joined by Stephanie Pereira, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Imprint Projects, and RJ Supa, partner at yours mine & ours for a conversation on working with and supporting artists in a changing landscape.
POWarts is once again a co-organizer of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, the annual day-long communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. Join us for a full day of activities including a conversation on Internet activism, Wikipedia trainings, breakout groups, and gallery sessions in MoMA exhibitions.
Deborah Wye, Chief Curator Emerita of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, is joined by her friend and former colleague Wendy Weitman, independent curator, for a conversation about their careers curating prints, and life after the traditional nine-to-five.
Join us for another meeting of the POWarts Book Club, featuring a conversation with author Rachel Corbett about her debut book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin. The book recounts the remarkable friendship of two extraordinary artists at the dawn of modernism. The Times Literary Supplement calls it “a beautiful exercise in compact, interwoven double biography.”
Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum invites Megan Heuer, Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, to discuss their career trajectories and the relationship between curatorial work and public programming.
Join POWarts for our third panel discussion addressing representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts. These panel discussions will raise essential questions about feminism and diversity in the arts, providing a framework for all industry professionals to better address and understand these issues.
Robin Cembalest, editorial strategist and social media specialist, and colleague Morgan Fletcher, cultural producer and digital marketing specialist, discuss their collaborative editorial practice and the role of social media and digital spaces in the arts.
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.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes, marketing-focused tour of the Jewish Museum's celebrated current exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry in its final weeks.
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.
Join POWarts for a two-part series this summer as we tackle issues of representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts. These panel discussions will raise essential questions about feminism and diversity in the arts, providing a framework for all industry professionals to better address and understand these issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our popular breakfast series continues with the Studio Museum's Nico Wheadon, discussing the broadening landscape of cultural production, public programs, and community engagement with WNYC producer Jennifer Sendrow and CaribBEING founder, Shelley Worrell.
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.
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.
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.
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.