Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities

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Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence
brings to the Rutgers University community and general public the work of a renowned contemporary woman artist through exhibitions, class visits, and public lecture.

The Feminist Art Project
is an international collaborative initiative recognizing the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history and art practice, past and present. The project promotes diverse feminist art events, education and publications through its website and online calendar; and facilitates networking and regional program development throughout the world.

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series
at the Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University, founded in 1971, is the oldest continuous running exhibition venue for contemporary women visual artists in the U.S.

Online Education
E-courses about women artists, their achievements, and impact on culture and society; race and contemporary art; homosexuality and visual culture; gender and the body.

Visiting Scholars & Artists
CWAH supports visiting scholars engaging in range of activities including research, collaborations, publications, and other scholarly projects. CWAH supports visiting artists, including the annual Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence.

Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists
contains files related to women artists and art organizations. These collections are housed in Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives and are open by appointment to scholars, curators, researchers and students who seek documentation about women's art practices.

Women Artists Archive National Directory
is an innovative web directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945.


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Six TFAP-NJ Artists in Honor of
The Feminist Art Project's 10th Anniversary

So Yoon Lym, Bloodlines II, 2011, monotype print, 16 x 30"

January 19 - April 8, 2016
Anonda Bell, Nancy Cohen, Jaz Graf,
So Yoon Lym, Babs Reingold,
and Adrienne Wheeler

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries
Douglass Library, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Artists' Discussion &
TFAP 10th Anniversary Celebration
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imagePerforming Identity as Intersectional
TFAP@CAA Day of Panels 2016

February 6, 2016, 9am - 4:30pm

Remembrance and Legacy

Interactive Performative Action in
Honor of TFAP's 10th Anniversary

Feb 5, 5:30-7:30pm /
Feb 6, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Ellen Gallagher,  Double Natural (detail), 2002  

FALL 2015 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Online courses!


CWAH in partnership with the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers.

Gender, Art, and Society
Course number: 988:255
Homosexuality and Visual Culture
Course number: 988:259
Gender, Race and Contemporary Art - NEW MATERIALS!
Course number: 988-258
Gender and the Body: Representation and Pornography
Course number: 988-257

Please note that these are online courses. REGISTER HERE


Nancy Cohen, Juicy, 2013, Glass, ceramic, wire, handmade paper, and rubber, 14 x 14 x 6.5"

Artists' Discussion and TFAP 10th Anniversary Celebration

March 3, 2016 - Discussion / 5pm; Celebration / 6pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
RSVP / Event parking in the Douglass Deck
This event is free and open to the public

Artists: Anonda Bell, Nancy Cohen, Jaz Graf, Babs Reingold, So Yoon Lym, and Adrienne Wheeler
Moderator: Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City Museum

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Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein (NLAW 1911), the first woman graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Newark
Photo credit: Special Collections and University Archives

From Exclusion to Inclusion: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers

March 8, 2016, 1-6pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join us to delve into the history of the scholarly contributions of women at Rutgers University.
Welcome by Barbara Lee, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Excavating the Archive: Unearthing Diverse Women's Contributions to Rutgers
Mary Hawkesworth, Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Panelists: Kayo Denda (Margery Foster Somers Center, RUL), Kelly Hanavi (History; Women's and Gender Studies), Fernanda Perrone (Special Collections and University Archives, RUL), Meaghan Moody (Library and Information Sciences), Autumn Oberkehr (Journalism and Media Studies), Maegan Kae Sunaz (Political Science; Women's and Gender Studies), Meryem Uzumcu (Planning and Public Policy; Women's and Gender Studies; Middle-East Studies)

Transformative Scholarship: Remaking the Known World
Mary Hawkesworth, Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Panelists: Susan Caroll (Political Science; Eagleton Institute), Nicole Fleetwood (American Studies; Institute for Research on Women), Marisa Fuentes (History; Women's and Gender Studies), Judith Gerson (Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies), Cheryl Wall (Zora Neale Hurston Board of Governors Professor, English)


Co-sponsored by: Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Institute for Women's Leadership; Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries; Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities; Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education.

Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, performance still

Doing Nothing / Nothin' Doin': Revisitin a Minimalist Approach to Performance
Lecture by Yvonne Rainer

April 13, 2016, 7:30pm
Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Lecture by renowned dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of her iconic work, Trio A. Mason Gross School of the Arts students will perform this "revolutionary" work in celebration of Rutgers 250th year.

Sarah Ferreira, After Jill Magid, Muse Portrait, 2014, digital photograph, 14 x 11".
From 2014-15 WCH Exhibition.

Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition

April 20 - May 2, 2016
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries,
Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Special Event: Douglass Global Village Student Showcase and Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition Reception
April 25, 2016
7:15-8:15pm, Douglass Student Center
Douglass Library

Exhibition presenting the work of student artists living and working in the Women and Creativity House Living-Learning Community in the Global Village at DRC, under the guidance of instructor Stacy Scibelli.

More information forthcoming


Danielle Abrams, Candidate, 2014, Dixon Place, New York, NY. Written by Danielle Abrams, wrangled by Ryn Hodes, performed by Danielle Abrams, Pamela Booker, Briyana Davis, Imani Henry, Franny Silverman, Pamela Sneed, and Nyx Zierhut. 

Sheldon Scott, Level With Me, June 2014, Arlington Art Center, VA. Photo credit: Jati Lindsay.


TFAP@CAA Day of Panels 2016

February 6, 2016, 9am - 4:30pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

This year's theme is the representation of identity as intersectional - recognizing the multiple aspects of identity (gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality) and how they intersect, compound, and complicate the very categories they construct. Coordinators: Zoë Charlton and Margo Hobbs

Feb 5, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
ARTexchange, Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel
Feb 6, 2016, 8:30am - 4:30pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts (during the TFAP Day of Panels)

In honor of the 10th anniversary of TFAP and the legacy of feminism, all are invited to participate in an interactive performative action in the form of a written or visually expressed "letter to a young artist". In reciprocity, participants will receive a gift from the project collaborators reflecting the generous exchange of ideas, art, connections, and friendship through The Feminist Art Project. Organizers: Claudia Sbrissa and Kathleen Wentrack

TFAP@CAA Press Release

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The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels 2015

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Panel Discussion
I Will Resist With Every Inch and Every Breath: Punk and the Art of Feminism

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On March 12, 2015, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art presented a conversation about the confrontational forces of punk rock and feminism through the provocative work and personal experiences of multidisciplinary artists, writers, and curators Osa Atoe, Johanna Fateman, Narcissister, Lydia Lunch, and Astria Suparak. Punk has long been a refuge for nonconformists, a platform for DIY experimentation, and a means for voicing rage. These panelists will discuss the aesthetics and politics of punk in their own lives and work. Organized by A.I.R. Gallery and the Center for Women in the Arts & Humanities at Rutgers, and moderated by Leah DeVun.
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Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

Book for the exhibition and showcase of women artists, filmmakers, writers, scholars, and performers of Middle East heritage, "Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society." To purchase a copy of the book, click here!

Learn more about the Fertile Crescent Project!




image Joan Snyder, Red Flowers, 2010, paper pulp painting

40 Years of Women Artists at Douglass Library
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibition (1971-2011)

The 40th Anniversary of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is celebrated by launching its first virtual exhibition. The virtual exhibit went live on April 30, 2012, and will remain on the website in perpetuity as an over-arching archival representation of the remarkable women artists who have exhibited in the series.
View the Virtual Exhibit!

Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities
A unit of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a consortium member
of the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
640 Bartholomew Rd, #125A, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8003