The Women Who Built the New York Art World

From | July 6, 2017 By Alexxa Gotthardt Over the course of 10 years, between 1929 and 1939, four of New York City’s most iconic museums emerged in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, The Frick Collection, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. These institutions are now world-famous. But their founders—predominantly women—are relatively unknown. During this [...]

2017-07-10T17:26:16-04:00July 9th, 2017|Art, History, Women|

Fresh Thinking on History of Feminism

Class, timeline explore lesser-known narratives in movement’s rise From | July 3, 2017 By Colleen Walsh | Gloria Steinem photo by Dori Jacobson-Wenzel For many, feminism just took a flying, sword-wielding leap with “Wonder Woman,” the new film in which Amazonian warrior-princess Diana of Themyscira serves as protector of the free world. The Patty Jenkins-directed movie, the first [...]

2017-07-06T14:23:34-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Feminism, History|

Suffragist Sue Shelton White honored in Jackson

From The Jackson Sun | May 26, 2017 By Brittney L Jackson Dozens gathered outside Jackson City Hall for the unveiling of the Sue Shelton White monument on Thursday afternoon. Born in Chester County in 1887, White fought for equal voting rights for women. “Because of Sue Shelton White, my wife, my two daughters (and) my granddaughter [have] the [...]

2017-05-29T14:24:58-04:00May 29th, 2017|History, Women|

A Woman’s Place Is in History

From the NY Times | March 14, 2017 By Elizabeth A. Harris The New-York Historical Society's Center for Women's History will open its doors this spring, a season many expected to spend settling into life with the United States' first female president. Instead, the country finds itself in a different moment, one that brought millions of people to women's [...]

2017-05-25T23:45:36-04:00March 14th, 2017|Art, History, Women|

Dolley Madison and Her Peers Ran Their Own ‘Pussy-Hat’ Brigade

From the NY Times | March 9, 2017 by Jennifer Schuessler Before there were “pussy hats,” there were the women of Revolutionary-era America. “We possess a Spirit that will not be conquered,” Abigail Adams wrote to her husband in September 1776, as the fight for independence raged. “If our Men are all drawn off and we should be attacked, [...]

2017-05-25T23:54:56-04:00March 9th, 2017|Art, History|
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