Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

  • Museum of Modern Art 4 W 54th St New York
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Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. 

FREE WITH RSVP.

TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Stop by the Dorothy and Lewis. B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art anytime from 11am to 5pm. Capacity is limited, so participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that.

Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art anytime from 11 am to 5 pm for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. Women and allies of all genders welcome.

Childcare is available! Advanced RSVP is required; please contact us at info@art.plusfeminism.org and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. 

Not in New York? We encourage you to address Wikipedia’s gender gap by organizing satellite edit-a-thons over International Women’s Day weekend, March 7-8, 2014. Confirmed satellite edit-a-thon hosts include: Stedelijk Museum and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam; Main Library, University of Georgia, Athens; Sonntags Club, Berlin; Indiana University Bloomington; Morton R Godine Library at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston; Brooklyn Museum; F/LAT, Brussels; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee; Mercury Studio, Durham; Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA; NSCAD University Library, Halifax; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The University of California, Irvine; University of Kentucky, Lexington; Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with East of Borneo and Women’s Center for Creative Work; The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Canadian Women’s Art History Initiative, Concordia University and Eastern Bloc, Montreal; Newcomb College Institute, New Orleans; Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Artspace, Peterborough, ON; Albert M. Greenfield Library at University of the Arts, Philadelphia; 76<100, Pittsburgh; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; State University of New York at Purchase; The University California, San Diego; Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; The Hepworth, Wakefield; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Wardman Library, Whittier College; College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; and online in a Google Hangout with Addie Wagenknecht, with many more in development. Those interested in organizing a satellite event are encouraged to contact us via email at info@art.plusfeminism.org.


This event is organized by Art+Feminism, in collaboration with POWarts and the Museum of Modern Art.

Art+Feminism is Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Dorothy Howard, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg.