Columbus Museum of Art to Host Conversation on 'Women, Art and Activism'

Erica Thompson

Can you name five women artists? That is a question the National Museum of Women in the Arts asks on social media each year during March, which is also Women’s History Month. The #5WomenArtists campaign highlights the inequity women face in the world, and, this year, encourages people and institutions alike to move “from awareness to action.”

While you can see the Columbus Museum of Art participating on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, its involvement goes beyond the hashtag.

“For the past few years, the museum has participated in Women’s History Month,” said Lauren Emond, manager for community engagement. “We think it’s really important to embed this into the programming we’re already doing.”

This month, the “Think Like An Artist Thursdays” series featured an all-female lineup of artists. The Teen Open Studio sessions and weekly public tours are highlighting women. Additionally, the women-owned Replenish spa’s monthly yoga practice in the museum is inspired by the subversive art of Honoré Sharrer.

And on Thursday, March 28, the museum will host a “Women, Art and Activism Community Conversation,” with a special focus on voting rights.

Continue reading Erica Thompson's story at Columbus Alive.