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NMWA Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Art + Feminism Campaign Logo featuring a hand holding a paintbrush inside a Venus symbol. The bottom of the Venus symbol is used as a plus sign in the phrase "Art + Feminism".

Registration is open for the 6th National Museum of Women in the Arts Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

In honor of Women’s History Month, NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center will host its 6th annual Art+Feminism  edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. We will work to improve the representation of all women artists, with an emphasis on those who have used their art to effect social change.

This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2018, more than 4000 Art+Feminism participants created or improved 22,000 Wikipedia pages. Keep the movement alive in 2019!

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; just bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Please bring a laptop with a power cord. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Questions?

Reservations required – use the passcode “AF”. Register now!

In the (NGA) Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art

Selection of ephemera from the Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art at the National Gallery of Art Library

The National Gallery of Art Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Artwhich showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, D.C. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists.

The exhibition was organized by Mid-Atlantic members Vada Komistra and Anna Tomlinson. Anna will be presenting her work with the collection at the annual conference in Salt Lake City as part of the session, Better to Receive? : Approaches to Building, Managing, and Promoting Artist Files Collections.

In conjunction with the show, the library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 23. You can sign up for the edit-a-thon here. The exhibition runs until April 12 and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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