Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)
Monday, March 8
1. “International Women’s Day: Virtual Festival” at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
What better place to celebrate International Women’s Day than at the National Museum for Women in the Arts? The day-long festival’s activities kick off with a Zoom explainer about the museum’s #5WomenArtists social media campaign, with various presentations and discussions throughout the day, plus a happy hour celebrating artist Julia López with a cocktail recipe from chef Teresa Padilla.
Time: 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
2. “AWAD x POWarts: Celebration of Resilience, IWD 2021”
The Association of Women Art Dealers and the Professional Organization of Women in the Arts celebrate International Women’s Day by asking their members to share their experiences over the past year and the changes they’ve faced. AWAD founder Susan J. Mumford and POWarts founder Sara Kay will host.
Price: $15 suggested donation
Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
3. “Seminar 5: Protocols of Revolutionary Feminisms to Re/Make the World” at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School, New York
The New School celebrates International Women’s Day with its fifth “As Protocols” seminar on radical feminism. Faculty members Ujju Aggarwal and Laura Y. Liu will lead a Zoom conversation with filmmaker Loira Limbal, historian Robyn Spencer, community organizer Paula X. Rojas, and professor Nadine Naber.
Time: 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
4. “Artnet Talks: Female Leaders in the Art Business on Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic”
Artnet News senior writer Sarah Cascone, co-founder of Young Women in the Arts, will moderate a virtual panel discussion with art-world business owners Hannah Gottlieb-Graham, Laura Currie, Rakeb Sile, and Tiana Webb Evans about how they’ve stayed on track over the past year despite the financial downturn and the constraints of lockdown. The talk, held in honor of International Women’s Day, will also consider the ways in which the pandemic has negatively impacted gender equity.
Price: Free with registration
Time: 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
5. “Making Space: The Man-Made City.”at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The first in a three-part series of talks delving into the academy’s current show, “Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale” (through September 5) kicks off with a lecture by contemporary art curator Jodi Throckmorton, who organized the exhibition. On March 15, PAFA curator Brittany Webb will present “Making Space: Feminist Urban Visions, as things wrap on March 23 with “Making Space: Movement for Change.” All three events are hosted by Leslie Kern, whose book, , exposes social inequalities that are built into cities, homes, and neighborhoods.
Price: $50 for series or $20 per class; PAFA Members: $35 for the series or $15 per class
Time: 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10
6. “Pioneering Women Conference” at the Royal Society of Sculptors, London
The Royal Society of Sculptors presents the results of its research project, “Pioneering Women at the Heart of the Royal Society of Sculptors.” A full day of virtual programming includes panel discussions, a screening of the documentary , and keynote speaker Pauline Rose, author of
Price: Free with registration
Time: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. GMT
Thursday, March 11
7. “Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Renaissance Europe” at Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance and the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences
Mary D. Garrard will speak about her latest book, , which considers the great proto-feminist artist’s knowledge of contemporary feminist writers such as Lucrezia Marinella and Arcangela Tarabotti, and whether a growing feminist sentiment across Early Modern Italy influenced Gentileschi’s work.
Time: 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 12
8. “Curatorial Perspective: ‘Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond’” at ArtTable
ArtTable goes behind the scenes at the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond” at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a Zoom talk with curators Rachel Seligman and Minita Sanghvi. Among the artists included the show, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the vote, are Jordan Casteel, the Guerrilla Girls, Julie Mehretu, Joan Mitchell, Catherine Opie, Wendy Red Star, Faith Ringgold, Tschabalala Self, Cindy Sherman, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Price: $15 general admission
Time: 12 p.m.
Through Saturday, March 20
9. “Peter Sacks: Republic” at Sperone Westwater, New York
Make sure to catch “Peter Sacks: Republic” at Sperone Westwater, the South African artist’s first solo show with the gallery. Peter Sacks grew up fighting Apartheid, and his work is a direct reference to those roots. This exhibition consists of collages, works on paper, and one assemblage, bringing up feelings of “impermanence and loss,” and alluding to globalization and the artist’s upbringing. The collages use both everyday fabrics, such as burlap and cotton, as well as exotic ones from India, other African nations, and Japan, taking this medium to a higher level.
Location: Sperone Westwater, 257 Bowery, New York, NY
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and by appointment on Monday
Through Saturday, April 3
10. “Allison Zuckerman: Gone Wild” at Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York
Step into spring with Allison Zuckerman’s solo exhibition at Kravets Wehby Gallery featuring new paintings that were published in the January issue of . The enticing paintings feature various flora and fauna, a recurring theme in Zuckerman’s work, as well as nods to fashion houses, making it an Instagrammer’s dream come true.
Location: Kravets Wehby Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Through Saturday, April 17
11. “Amelia Toledo: 1958-2007” at Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
This show is something of a mini-retrospective and a fitting introduction for an under-recognized Brazilian art star. Toledo’s prolific and expansive range across a five-decade career immediately sparks connections to major artistic movements such as Constructivism and Neoconcretism. Later works that involve exploration and experiments with nature and the natural world draw parallels with earth, or light and space artworks. Toledo was featured in several solo and group exhibitions in Brazil earlier this decade, and was most recently included in the show “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985″ at the Hammer Museum.
Location: Galeria Nara Roesler, 511 West 21st Street, New York
Time: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. by appointment