Arts & Activism

Women have long used artistic expression as a method of liberation and feminist activism. From Renaissance painters and poets to today’s critics, actors, playwrights, musicians and filmmakers, art provides an important outlet for women’s creativity and resistance to the status quo. Women are present in growing numbers across genres of music, literature, and visual and performing arts, and they are breaking new ground at all levels of production, performance and industry management. Arts institutions, museums and galleries are displaying feminist work and promoting more female artists. Feminist organizations such as Guerrilla Girls are spurring collectors, curators, historians and institutions to recognize women artists and provide equal access and opportunities for success.

Athena Film Festival, Barnard College

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02/10/2012 - 02/12/2012

The 2nd Annual Athena Film Festival celebrating women's leadership will take place at Barnard February 10-12. For tickets or information, visit:

2012 Films

We are proud to be featuring the following films at the 2012 Athena Film Festival

Features: Documentaries and Narratives

A Marine Story
Directed by Ned Farr
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, 12 Noon
Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Info | Tickets

OBJECT and Turn Your Back on Page 3 submit evidence to the Leveson Inquiry

 The joint OBJECT / Turn Your Back on Page 3 submission provides a snapshot of „A Week In The Life Of' The Sun, The Daily Star and The Sport. It highlights the „Page 3‟ phenomenon, the adverts for the porn and sex industries, and other innumerable ways in which women – and even crimes against women, such as rape and murder – are routinely trivialised and sexualised within the UK press. It calls on the Leveson Inquiry to address this relentless portrayal of women as sex objects as part of its remit to examine the culture and ethics of the press, and it provides recommendations to tackle the hyper-sexualisation and objectification of women in UK tabloids.  

Read the OBJECT / Turn Your Back on Page 3 submission to the Leveson Inquiry



Salander/Blomqvist: Challenging Stereotypes


The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art of the Brooklyn Museum and Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. invite you to a panel on October 22, 2011; 2-4:00 PM; at the Brooklyn Museum that will explore the main characters in The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Moderator Linda Stein; Speakers: Jimmie Briggs, Michael Kimmel, and Shelby Knox. For more information, click here.

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