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NMWA’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 2018

Posted in museums by Editor on March 17, 2018

Today at the NMWA:

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 17 March 2018

Celebrate Women’s History Month and help us improve Wikipedia articles about women artists.

In honor of Women’s History Month, NMWA will host its 5th annual Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. A 2010 Wikimedia survey found that less than 13% of its contributors are women. The lack of female participation has contributed to the absence of notable women on Wikipedia. In more than 480 events, over 7,100 people have created and improved more than 11,000 Wikipedia articles.

No experience necessary—just bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Schedule
10:00–11:00  Welcome and editing tutorial
11:00–3:00  Research and editing
Lunch at noon

Use the hashtags #ArtAndFeminism and #NowEditingAF to share about the event on social media!

Reservations required—use the passcode ‘AF’. Please bring a laptop with power cord. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended.

Summer Course | Women and Art

Posted in opportunities by Editor on March 17, 2018

From Sotheby’s Institute of Art:

Catherine McCormack | Women and Art
Sotheby’s Insitute of Art, London, 11–22 June 2018

This course explores both the depiction of women in art and the experience of female artists across a long period, from antiquity to the present day, through an introduction to the gender politics of visual culture. Using case studies and site visits in London’s world-class collections, the course addresses the historical constraints on women artists as well as the ways in which women challenged their exclusion from art academies and artistic patronage. Students will examine representations of women by both male and female artists and how these have changed over time. The course also investigates the ways in which international museums and collections are responding to the current interest in gender politics and its effect on culture at large. Students will gain a variety of critical skills through which to understand and critique current approaches to art, women and display.

Catherine McCormack is an art history lecturer and writer on historical and contemporary art. She completed her PhD at UCL where she was a Teaching Fellow in the art history department and she lectures for Sotheby’s Institute on art from the 15th to 19th centuries. Alongside her historical specialisms she also has an interest in feminist art theory and is the Course Leader for the Women and Art Summer school. Catherine has presented her historical research at numerous conferences internationally and has published her writing in both academic journals and in museum and gallery catalogues on contemporary art.

Additional offerings from Sotheby’s Institute in London this summer:

• Art and its Markets
• Contemporary Art in London
• Michelangelo to Matisse: European Art, 1500–1900
• Rituals, Royals and Revolutions: Asian Art from Ancient to Modern
• Photography, History and the Market
• Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part I: From Baroque to Art Deco
• Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part II: Architecture and Interiors
• Masterpiece London: The Art of Collecting
• Foundations in History of Art
• Foundations in Contemporary Art