Some of Our Favorite Images From the Women’s March
Art patron Agnes Gund and artist Laurie Simmons were among the marchers.
In a day of protest on Saturday, January 21, hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington, DC, to object to the agenda of President Donald Trump. The crowds in Washington were mirrored in demonstrations in cities across the country and around the world: in Boston, 175,000 people attended, according to the New York Times; in Atlanta, 60,000 people marched; and in New York, crowds of over 400,000 took to the streets, many of whom donned pink hats and turned out along Fifth Avenue.
In the weeks leading up to the inauguration, the art world organized its resistance. Art spaces around the country responded to the #J20 call to stop operations on January 20 to “combat the normalization of Trumpism.” Shepard Fairey designed a new series of hopeful posters for inauguration weekend that did not feature the image of the president this time around. And then there were the Dear Ivanka activist rallies and the “Nasty Women” art shows, which began with one exhibition that originated in a Facebook post and grew into a four-day fundraiser for Planned Parenthood and spawned similar shows around the world.
Curators, artists, and dealers also had a big presence during the Women’s March, from patron and MoMA PS1 board chairman Agnes Gund and MoMA PS1 director and MoMA chief curator at large Klaus Biesenbach, who attended in New York, to dealer Gavin Brown and artist Laurie Simmons, who gathered a group of women in red-and-blue hats in DC. We also particularly liked artist Wendy McNaughton’s drawings (@wendymac), which she created live at the event.
Here is a selection of some of our favorite images from the day of art worlders showing their support.
The youth are out here at the #WomensMarch in New York City. Today’s event in NYC is one of 670 events occurring around the world today. This is @ICPSchool faculty members @DeschlerCanossi and @Zoraida365 (@wpr_womenpicturingrevolution). Her sign reads, “Voldemort would be envious.” Art imitates life. #WomenPicturingRevolution #ICPWeThePeople
Hello, future! She’s the one with @MichelleObama. We are @ICPSchool faculty members @DeschlerCanossi and @Zoraida365 (@WPR_WomenPicturingRevolution) here at the #WomensMarch in New York City. In November, we created the #ICPSchool workshop “Women Picturing Revolution,” along with a panel discussion of the same name. WPR stresses the importance of reclaiming and retelling history that is sometimes lost and overlooked. Follow us today on our journey through the streets of NYC. These young people with Brotherhood/Sister Sol are speaking out for @plannedparenthood, #BlackLivesMatter, social justice and their local communities. Thank you @brosis512. #WomenPicturingRevolution #ICPWeThePeople
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