Celebrating Women’s History Month ~ March 2019



Walter Scott’s Three Dancing Maidens sculpture, Central Park Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change.

The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, from installations and exhibitions currently on view to new installations, exhibitions and events from March 1 through March 31st, 2019.

Join the conversation ~ “Lessons Learned from the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Continuing Fight for Women’s Equality,” March 27th from 6:30 to 8pm at New York Historical Society, Skylight Gallery.

Looking forward to four more Monuments dedicated to women as part of SheBuiltNYC.

Badass Bitches of the MET by Museum Hack ~ Throughout March

MuseumHack image.

Here’s a cool, two-hour Women’s History Month tour, celebrating the awesome women who are represented ~ many you have never heard about.


Ruthy Valdez: La Hembra at The Corner Social ~ March 1

Neo-Surrealist visual artist Ruthy Valdez will unveil a new body of work during a special Women’s History Month exhibition at The Corner Social in Harlem, on view to March 31st.

Artist Ruthy Valdez


Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Brooklyn Museum ~ March 2

Guerrilla Girls (established New York City, New York, 1985). You’re Seeing Less than Half the Picture, 1989. Offset lithograph, 17 x 22 in. (43.2 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Femist Art, Gift of Guerrilla Girls BroadBand, Inc., 2017.26.22. © Guerrilla Girls, (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

March 2 is The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday, with a plethora of activities geared toward Women’s History all day, including a tour by Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art ~ Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection.


Silvia Federici: Re-enchanting the World, Feminism and the Politics of the Commons ~ March 3

On Sunday, March 3rd, feminist author Silvia Federici will discuss her new book, “Re-enchanting the World, Feminism and the Politics of the Commons” at Union (20 Jay Street #1019 on the 10th floor) Brooklyn at 6pm. Federici’s new book is a collection of work spanning over twenty years that looks at the birth of capitalism and the destruction of the commons through a feminist lens.

Union is a new meeting space used to discuss ecological futures, extraction, economy, and trust that is located in the shared studio of artists Mary Mattingly and Jessica Segall.


2019 Women’s Jazz Festival Week at The Schomburg Center ~ March 4-25

Juliette Jones. Image courtesy The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrates Women’s History Month with a salute to women in jazz. Beginning on March 4th, Dear Nina ~ a sonic love letter to Nina Simone; March 11th salutes women in Bebop; March 18th celebrates a woman’s perspective #WeMarchOn; and March 25th is the closing event. Check Eventbrite for events.


GVSHP presents The Witches of Downtown New York ~ March 6


Just in time for Women’s History Month, The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation will hold the lecture entitled, women’s History Month: The Witches of Downtown New York presented by the New York City-based writer and tour guide, Marie Carter at Tompkins Square Library. Seating limited. Be sure to Register.


United Nations International Women’s Day ~ March 8, 2019

Shaesta Walz, an Afghan-American professional pilot, has been flying solo around the world to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among girls. She shared her inspiring story with schoolgirls in Kabul of how she achieved her ambitions as the daughter of an Afghan immigrant. UNDP Afghanistan/Omer Sadaat (2007)

Echoing the CSW63 Priority theme, IWD 2019 will look to industry leaders, game-changing start-ups, social entrepreneurs, gender equality activists, and women innovators to examine the ways in which innovation can remove barriers and accelerate progress for gender equality, encourage investment in gender-responsive social systems, and build services and infrastructure that meet the needs of women and girls.

Think equal, build smart, innovate for change


Emma Gonzalez: Women of Puerto Rico ~ March 8

Emma Gonzalez focuses her art particularly as an expression of love for the female experience. She is currently a participating artist at the RT Printshop Collective at Taller Boricua, led by Director and Master Printer Nitza Tufiño and Executive Director Marcos Dimas.


Donna Karan + ArtLeadHer = King Woman ~ March 8

Framed Tawny Chatmon, Redemption

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtLeadHer and Donna Karan will host a monthlong art exhibition of work by female artists ~ King Woman.


The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival NYC ~ March 8-15

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is the leading international cultural event featuring films, visual and performance arts produced by and about women. This will be the events 12th edition, and it will be held in New York City, moving from its previous location in South Florida.


Films by Firelight: Warrior Women at Maysles Documentary Center ~ March 10, 2019

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an American Indian Movement leader who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children into a group called the “We Will Remember” survival group.


Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum Present ‘Pariah’ ~ March 10th

The screening, Pariah, tells the story of Alike, a 17 year-old African American in New York City, embracing her identity as a lesbian. This is a special free screening during Women’s History Month, to be held at Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street in Queens. Please Register.


The Apollo Theater, Wow-Women of the World  ~  March 12-17

Founded in 2012, WOW (Women of the World) Festival celebrates the power of women and girls from Harlem and around the world. Check out the Apollo Theater Schedule. This year, the Festival will feature workshops, activities, programming and performances with artists, community leaders, writers, thinkers, activists, and leaders ~ all exploring a variety of issues across cultural, civic and social boundaries with a focus on empowerment and activism.


Celebrating The U.N. Conference on the Status of Women: A Storytelling Circle at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem ~ March 16

via Gavin Brown’s enterprise

In celebration of The United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, during Women’s History Month, all are invited to share their personal story on Saturday, March 16th.


Women’s Day Concert , Carnegie Hall ~ March 17, 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day, DCINY guest conductor Nancy Menk leads an orchestra and all-female choir in various choral works for women’s voices.


A Greenwich Village Legacy: The Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at The Salmagundi Club ~ March 25

This very special presentation, on the anniversary of the actual March 25th event, will begin at Salmagundi’s entrance at 6:30PM with a walk down Fifth avenue to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaits Fire for a brief talk before returning to Salmaundi for the 7:30PM lecture.


108th Triangle Factory Fire Commemoration ~ March 25th

Check out all events during Women’s History Month presented by Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.


Still on View

Furies, Fairies, Visionaries on view at Pen + Brush to March 16, 2019

Kate Clark ‘The Sisters’ Embrace’ courtesy Pen + Brush

Pen + Brush is a 125-year-old publicly supported not-for-profit fighting for gender equity in the arts, located at 29 East 22nd Street in the Flatiron District. This exhibition is on view to March 16th.


Sugar Hill Songbooks: Select Works by Faith Ringgold on view to March 31, 2019

Faith Ringgold. Sugar Hill children’s Museum

Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold features a collection of works on paper, soft sculptures, quilts, and illustrations inspired by the rich cultural and political heritage of the artist’s home of Sugar Hill.


The Art of Fashion at JoAnne Artman Gallery on view through March 31, 2019

Image via JoAnne Artman GalleryI

In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, The Art of Fashion, featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space.


Ink Stories by Reka Nyari at Fremin Gallery on view to April 6, 2019

Reka Nyari ‘Nursing Madonna’ Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Finnish photographer, Reka Nyari, places her Ink Stories series into the canon of unfettered female imagery with the tales of four women and their responses to struggle and pain.


Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at Brooklyn Museum on view to May 12, 2019

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary, 1892-1965). Frida on Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 18 x 14 in. (45.5 x 36 cm). Courtesy of Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

The Brooklyn Museum has opened its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.


New York Historical Society ~ Center for Women’s History

Image taken 2017, New York Historical Society, Center for Women’s History

What better place to celebrate Women’s History Month than at the Center for Women’s History. The Center opened in 2017 and occupies the fourth floor of the New York Historical Society, and showcases the central role women have played in American History.


She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019 at Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion

Curated by art historian, Jessica Bell Brown, She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019 will display the works of 44 women for whom New York has been a central creative force both past and present.


NYC Parks Celebrating Women’s History Month

Image via nycgovparks.org

NYC Parks will be hosting exhibits, concerts, sports programs and more throughout the entire month of March in honor of Women’s History Month.


Monuments Dedicated to Women in NYC

Fearless Girl at her new home on Wall Street

With an outpouring of public sentiment wishing to have input into monuments citywide, and Women’s History Month just three-weeks away, we thought it a good time to check out what monuments are dedicated to women. Here are the monuments we found.


Women Who Draw


Women Who Draw is an open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists throughout the country, created by two women artists in an effort to increase visibility.





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