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.
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.
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.
Join POWarts for a back-to-school celebration generously hosted by the Benrubi Gallery. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and mingling, while exploring the gallery's current exhibition Letters in the Dark: Franz Kafka and Milena Jesenská by artist Doug Hall.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for Women in Print, the second annual panel presented by Guttenberg Arts to examine the impact of women in printmaking. This year's discussion focuses on printmaking in Latin America, with panelists Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Iria Candela, Christina De León, Joiri Minaya, and Juana Valdes.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Museum's all-women season, featuring five solo exhibitions by Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Cally Spooner, and Andra Ursuta. An informal reception will follow at Cata.
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.
Join us for a private tour of Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France with Katharine Baetjer, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Following the AIPAD Photography Show, this month's Colleagues and Friends features Cathy M. Kaplan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Aperture Foundation, in conversation with Daile Kaplan, Vice President and Director of Photographs at Swann Auction Galleries, and photographer Gail Albert Halaban.
Join your fellow POWarts Members for Dis-Course Dinner, an intimate evening of food, drink, and conversation bringing together professionals in the arts. Hosted by Sarah Van Anden—POWarts President and Program Officer with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
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.
This month's Colleagues and Friends explores the ins and outs of art law, with Shelley Sanders Kehl, Lori E. Fox, and Gloria C. Phares, three experts in intellectual property, cultural patrimony, and nonprofit law sharing their experiences and discussing their varied career paths.
POWarts invites you to a Wikipedia training event in preparation for the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at MoMA on March 5. After a tour of the exhibition Photo-Poetics: An Anthology with the exhibition’s curators, Art+Feminism organizers will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and share best practices for writing Wikipedia entries that stick.
Christa Blatchford, Chief Executive Officer at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Meredith Johnson, Curator, Creative Time, and Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, speak about their careers and experiences as producers, curators, and stewards of creative work and public engagement.
Out with the old and in with the new! Start off 2016 with POWarts and the Center for Italian Modern Art!
Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen, speaks with Kate Werble, Director, Kate Werble Gallery, and Laura McLean-Ferris, Adjunct Curator, Swiss Institute about their careers and experiences producing performance work, writing about performance art, and representing performance artists.