Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series
 

imageJoan Snyder, Red Flowers, 2010, paper pulp painting

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series (DWAS) is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the United States dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. It was founded by alumna artist Joan Snyder (Douglass College '62) and established at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library in 1971 under the leadership of Library Director, Daisy Brightenback Shenholm (DC '44). Formerly known as the Women Artists Series, in 1987 the Series was endowed by Professor Emerita Nelle Smither and renamed in memory of her friend Mary H. Dana (DC '42). In 2006,  DWAS became a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries.

To date, DWAS has shown over 450 artists and continues to be a key contemporary exhibition space presenting cutting edge solo and group exhibitions. In addition, DWAS hosts annual exhibitions by the Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist.




Current Exhibit  Publications  |  40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit

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The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Exhibitions are curated through artist calls and by invitation.

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All women artists are invited to contribute to the Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists!
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