While you’re on your winter break (if you’re a current student), you might have some free time to travel or just to visit a museum in town. I started making a list of some interesting things to see in the New York area over the break, but I soon wanted to expand it to include other interesting places!
I found quite a few art exhibitions that explore gender and other identit(y)(ies) and/or are created by artists (who happen to be women) that have something interesting to say. I have also included some “permanent” sites that offer perspectives of women’s history.
These sites are all located in the U.S., but I recognize that they may not be close to where you live. If you know of any interesting sites near you, please share them with us in the comments! You might also submit an essay about your experience at a historic site or museum related to gender (email revisionist [at] gm [dot] slc [dot] edu).
I haven’t visited these sites yet, but if you have, give us a shout!
The NEW National Museum of African American History & Culture
Where: 1400 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
In Conversation: The Photographs of Alice Austen and Christine Osinski
When: Now – December 23, 2016
Where: Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Vinok – An Exhibition by Ola Rondiak
When: Now – December 31, 2016
Where: Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago
2249 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL
Maria De Los Angeles Exhibition
When: Now-January 6, 2017
Where: El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue, New York, NY
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
When: Now – January 8, 2017
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
When: Now-January 18, 2017
Where: NYPL – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting
When: Now – March 26, 2017
Where: Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA
A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola – Art Exhibition
When: Now – April 2, 2017
Where: Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Unconscious Thoughts Animate the World – Art Exhibition
When: Now – May 7, 2017
Where: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL
When: By appointment
Where: 182 South St., Auburn, NY
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Where: 144 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.
Confluence Project Sites (designed by Maya Lin)
Where: Across Washington and Oregon states
Consult the web page of each site for information about cost of admission and open hours and days of the week!