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Our mission is to advance the contributions of women in the arts and humanities by facilitating research, hosting visiting scholars and artists, mounting exhibitions, and engaging in university-community partnerships with artists, performers, scholars and cultural-makers.

Our vision is to bring high quality educational and cultural opportunities to diverse global, national, regional, state, and university audiences.

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives in Diversity and Inclusion under the auspices of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is a consortium member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


Advisory Council
Anonda Bell, Director & Chief Curator, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers-Newark
Leah DeVun, Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education, Department of History, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Jeff Friedman, Director, MFA Dance Program, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Marty Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, Rutgers-Camden


The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities was named in 2015. CWAH houses the national offices of The Feminist Art Project and the Women’s Caucus for Art. CWAH operated as the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) from 2006 until 2015. The IWA was co-founded by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, Distinguished Professors Emeritae, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


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