3 Spring Exhibits Celebrating Women
We are almost at the end of Women's History Month but there are several exhibits that will continue, and trust me, they are worth checking out. So mask up and get out and enjoy the city and some long-awaited culture that is NOT virtual! Here are my 3 picks:
Seat at the Table
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
On the 100 year anniversary of a woman's right to vote, this exhibit explores where we are. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness and start conversations around women’s suffrage and its ties to current social movements as well as inspire the next generation of civic engagement working toward gender equality. An interactive component reveals studies of 18 pioneering women. The exhibit is free and once Kimmel reopens in April the exhibit will be open during box office hours. You can also take a virtual tour here: https://women100.org/virtualexhibition/
The exhibit is presented by Vision 2020. There are also other events planned by the organization this year celebrating 100 years of a woman's right to vote. https://women100.org/events/
2. When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story
Where: Museum of the American Revolution
The exhibit features the stories of a group of New Jersey women that legally voted during and after the Revolutionary War through a loophole. That loophole was closed in 1807 but the fight towards equality was only just beginning. The exhibit challenges visitors to reconsider their understanding of the timeline of women’s history in America. It is also presents a cautionary tale about one of America’s first voting rights crises. You can also explore the exhibit virtually: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/virtualexhibits/when-women-lost-the-vote-a-revolutionary-story
3. Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
This exhibit examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work and invites viewers to consider how size and repetition can be interpreted as political gestures in the practices of many women artists. It features pieces from more than 50 women that are part of the museum's permanent collection. The work featured above is Marie Watt's Skywalker/Skyscraper (Allegory), 2012.
Please go to the website of each exhibit to review their covid and health guidelines before attending.
Photos courtesy of the museum websites