March is Women’s History Month, and New York offers a wide range of opportunities to explore the achievements and advances of women in the arts, politics, education and other fields.
The ACA Gallery (529 West 20th Street; 212 206-8080) in Manhattan offers the work of artists Faith Ringgold (best known for her children’s’ books and quilts) and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (paintings, sculpture, woodcuts).
On March 25, a panel of scholars will gather up at Barnard College to discuss the life and work of Jane S. Gold, the first director of the Bernard Center for Research on Women. (Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parish; 7 PM; free; 212 845-2037)
Down at NYU, the Fales Library has the new Riot Grrrl collection, featuring works related to the Feminist Punk movement. (212 998-2596-call ahead for any restrictions on visitors). It’s at 70 Washington Square South.
At El Taller Latino Americano (2710 Broadway; 212 665-9460) a non-profit cultural arts center, an exhibit called “Women-Made” focuses on the work of three artists and their approach to gender roles and femininity.
At the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway; 718 638-3000), you’ll find the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art; the famed Judy Chicago installation “The Dinner Party” is on view, along with works by Kiki Smith. El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue 212 831-7272) also features the work of a number of Latina artists.
And tomorrow in Central Park (bring an umbrella) listen to “The Fascinating Tales of Women” at 11:00 am, which focuses on prominent women in history. (212 628-2345.) The tour meets at Bethesda Fountain.
Other events for Women’s History month can be found at nycgovparks.org
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