Columbus Museum of Art is celebrating Women’s History month by joining the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ and cultural organizations around the country in the #5WomenArtists campaign. A popular social media conversation, #5WomenArtists challenges people to name and tag five female artists as a way to increase awareness of women artists and their contributions to the art world. This year NMWA is moving from awareness to action! Below are some ways you can take part.
- • Take a docent tour featuring women artists. EVERY tour at CMA during the month of March is themed around women artists.
- • Attend a program or event at CMA celebrating women’s creativity such as a Think Like an Artist Thursdays with Craftin’ Outlaws on March 7; Community Book Club on March 21 featuring Michelle Obama’s Becoming, or teen created For the Gram that same night; and a Community Conversation about the role of women and art in activism on March 28.
- • Post images of works by women artists you see in museums or galleries on social media & tag them with #5WomenArtists.
- • Buy a work of art by a woman artist.
- • Share a photo of your own artist practice or studio.
- • Post messages about exhibitions that feature women artists on social media.
- • Follow Columbus Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram to learn about and share works of art by women artists from CMA’s collection.
Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts to learn more about the #5WomenArtists campaign.
[Image: Honoré Sharrer, Reception (detail), 1958. Columbus Museum of Art collection]