Celebrate Women’s History Month in Greater Boston
This Women’s History Month, take time to celebrate, advocate, and learn about the exansive experiences of womanhood at these events from arts organiztaions, the City of Boston, the Boston Public Library, and more:
Connections and Conversations: Harriet Tubman and Black Women’s Activism
TOMORROW, March 10 – While Harriet Tubman may be one of the most well-known people who advocated for the safety and prosperity of Black Americans during the 1800’s, but she was not alone. This event from the National Parks of Boston and the Museum of African American History: Boston Campus tells the stories of Tubman and more black women in Boston who fought resiliently against racism.
Art and Activism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 31 – MassArt Art Museum hosts a virtual training and communal experience updating Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism to add a more robust common understanding about these subjects to the online platform.
Women Take the Floor
Through November 28, 2021 – This exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is a “takeover”of Level 3 of the Art of the Americas Wing where more than 200 works of art by women artists are on display in order to advocate for diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in museums, the art world, and beyond. You can also take a virtual tour of the mail gallery of the exhibition from home as well!
Phenomenal-Women in Art
Now through March 31 – This virtual exhibit from Boston artist Heather Buechler is inspired by phenomenal women artists and the poems of Maya Angelou. In this experience, you will engage about some of her favorite women artists and their talents that span a variety of mediums
Strong Girls, Strong Women
March 18 – The City of Boston hosts an intergenerational discussion with Girls Give Back and the Age Strong Commission about how women from all ages and identities can work together to create meaningful change in their communities.
Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion
Closes March 14! – At the Peabody Essex Museum, this exhibit showcases more than 100 works, spanning 250 years, recognizing women’s often-overlooked contributions to the fashion and design industry.
Womxn’s History: Elevating Trans Women
TBD – Hear from Chastity Bowick, the Executive Director of the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusettss as she shares her experience as the leader of Massachusetts’ only organization dedicated to supporting low-income and homeless transgender individuals. The important contributions of transwomen and non-binary individuals.
Women’s History Month Film Discussions
Throughout the month, Cambridge Day is partnering with the Boston Women’s Film Festival to host discussions around three movies encompassing multiple aspects of women’s history in America.
Women and Wealth: How to Consider What Matters Most for Creating a Financial Plan
March 15 – This workshop from the Boston Public Library is all about strategies for prioritizing one’s quality of life, relationships, lived values, and interests when creating a wealth plan that can help support your vision for the future into the future and retirement.
Take a Tour of the Boston Women’s Memorial and more local Parks
All month long, Boston’s Parks Department will be highlighting the contributions from various women to the city’s magnificent parks. Be sure to make a stop this month at the Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, and before you go, check out this virtual tour that opens up new aspects of the story behind the women represented in the memorial.
Header photo: Boston Women’s Memorial by Meredith Bergmann on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall | Greg Cook
Elena Morris (she/her/hers) is ArtsBoston’s Community Outreach and Marketing Manager. She is a dramaturg and arts administrator passionate about forward-thinking in the arts. Elena holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, focusing her studies on dramatic literature and movement.