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March 11, 2017: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Minneapolis Central Library
Join us for communal updating of Wikipedia entries on art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend. No prior editing experience is necessary; training and resources will be provided. If you have a laptop, please bring it.
This edit-a-thon is presented in association with Art+Feminism.
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Minneapolis Institute of Art on Saturday, March 9, 2019
Make new friends, have fun, and learn something new, while celebrating Women’s History Month through our Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Art+Feminism is an international campaign where people come together to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. During the Edit-a-thon, we will be updating and creating Wikipedia articles on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism, with a focus on artists represented in Mia’s collection.
No Wikipedia experience necessary; 20 minutes training session at 12:15 p.m. for event newcomers. Library resources will be on hand. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles. Features light refreshments.
Presented by the Library Affinity Group at Mia.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Friends Community Room & Library Reading Room, Target Wing Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneaoplis MN 55404
Register online or call 612.870.6323.
Enhanced programming at Minneapolis Institute of Art for Art+Feminism March 9. We are preceding the edit-a-thon with two films to give context to the theme of the campaign.
FILMS AT MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART SUPPORTING ART+FEMINISM EDIT A THON
Free Films – Pillsbury Auditorium – Art History Film Series
Saturday, March 9
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Join us for this special two-part film series. Both films are free and open to the public; no ticket required. Stay afterwards to contribute to the narrative of women in art history at Mia’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.10:30 a.m.
With concise interview segments and impressionistic video collages, Colored Frames is a documentary showcasing the works of Black artists, from the Civil Rights era to today, as well as their struggle for visibility and acceptance in the mainstream art world. The film explores the conversation of art and the Black experience and seeks to eliminate years of negative stereotyping and assumptions that come with images of Blackness in America. As legendary artist Benny Andrews puts it, Black artists seek to be included on the basis of quality, or excluded “on the basis that its not acceptable,” Andrews implores, “not because it’s Black.” Directed by Lerone D. Wilson, 2007. Runtime 56 minutes. English, Closed11:30 a.m.
!Women Art Revolution
An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through more than forty years of compiled conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators, and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features artists like The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and countless other groundbreaking figures in an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2010. Runtime 83 minutes. English.