Editors’ Picks: 14 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From International Women’s Day Celebrations to a Look at Artemisia Gentileschi’s Influences
Plus, check out the latest edition of our Artnet Talks and see works by Brazilian artist Amelia Toledo.
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.
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.
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, Feminist City, 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 Anne Acheson: The Art of Medicine, and keynote speaker Pauline Rose, author of Working Against the Grain: Women Sculptors in Britain, 1885–1950.
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, Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe, 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
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 Sunday, March 14
9. “T.rex: The Ultimate Predator” at the American Museum of Natural History, New York
This weekend marks your last chance to see the American Museum of Natural History’s fascinating exhibition on the world’s most famous dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Based on the latest research from paleontologists, experts now believe the T.rex—as the name is written scientifically—was born covered in feathers, a tiny, helpless baby that packed on close to five pounds a day to reach its adult size of 15,000 pounds and 40 feet long. The show includes life-size models of the T.rex at various stages of development, as well as an impressive fossil skeleton, and offers a plethora fascinating facts about the species.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York
Price: Adults $28
Time: Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Through Saturday, March 20
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, March 27
11. “Guadalupe Maravilla: Seven Ancestral Stomachs” at PPOW, New York
Guadalupe Maravilla has spent the better part of the last year dedicated to mutual aid, personally purchasing and delivering 1,500 pounds of grains to food insecure, marginalized communities across the city on a weekly basis. Somehow, he also found time to put together his first show for PPOW, featuring his “Disease Thrower” sculptures, elaborate shrine-like works with large metal gongs. Maravilla began incorporating these instruments into his work after being treated with sound therapy during his recovery from colon cancer—an illness he believes was a physical manifestation of the stresses he experienced as an unaccompanied minor immigrating to this country from El Salvador in the 1980s. The gallery is also hosting private “sound bath” sessions with the artist—an extension of weekly events he’s been holding for the community at Brooklyn’s Good Shepard Lutheran Church—where the sculptures will be activated, filling the space with sonic vibrations said to have healing powers, on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Location: PPOW, 392 Broadway, New York
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. by appointment; sound baths require reservation
Through Sunday, March 28
12. “These Opalescent Dreams of Mine” at Selenas Mountain, New York
Works by artists Amy Bravo, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, and Anjuli Rathod are on view in a group show at Ridgewood gallery, Selenas Mountain. Each artist reflects on the themes of isolation and desire, creating “vessel(s) for storytelling and world-building” with surrealist imagery. Bravo’s textured paintings and sculptures depict utopian worlds centered around ancestral healing. Rathod explores the afterlife and blurring the lines between the spiritual and physical world. De Jesús Negrón transforms domestic spaces into portals to the future and past.
Location: Selenas Mountain, 63 Woodward Ave #6321, Ridgewood, New York
Time: By appointment
Through Saturday, April 3
Step into spring with Allison Zuckerman’s solo exhibition at Kravets Wehby Gallery featuring new paintings that were published in the January issue of Vogue Italia. 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
14. “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
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