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February 2020 Conferences

College Art Association of America

February 12 - 15, 2020

Chicago, Illinois

The College Art Association of America, in collaboration with the Committee on Women in the Arts, will be celebrating he Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the United States, while also acknowledging the discriminatory practices that limited voting rights for Indigenous women and women of color, even after the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920.  David Raizman, Interim Executive Director, welcome letter states: More than 50% of the conference’s content focuses on women-centered research, artistic presentations, and discourse, addressing the intersectional and transnational complexity of race, ethnicity, class, age, body size, disability, gender and sexual orientation in the arts. Reinforcing inclusivity beyond binary understandings of gender, this initiative seeks to advance a forum for increased dialogue within the context of this historical moment.

CAA has a whole track dedicated to “Women-Centered Content” and there are many great sessions and events, here is just a small sampling of what will be taking place:

  • Thursday, February 13, 10:30 - 12:00 PM, Gender and Cultural Translation in Latin American Art: Diverse Approaches, Geographies and Artistic Agents

  • Thursday, February 13 & 14, 2020, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Black Lunch Table Project: Wikipedia-edit-a-thon

  • Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM, Women in a World Designed by Men

  • Thursday, February 13, 6:00 PM, Amplifying Inclusion: Intersectional Feminism in Contemporary Curatorial Practice

  • Friday, February 14, 8:30 AM - 10 AM, The Return of the Lesbian? Examining Lesbian Visibility in Art History’s Present, Past, and Future.

  • Friday, February 14, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, The Republic of Parenthood

  • February 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, "At the Head of the Table”: Women Art Museum Directors in the 21st Century”

View a full list of sessions and schedules on the CAA confernece website here:

36th Annual Small Museum Association Conference

February 16 - February 18, 2020

College Park, Maryland

The entire focus of Small Museum Association conference this year is honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage: Museums as Catalysts of Social Change. Packed with sessions and events, here are just a few highlights:

  • Monday, February 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Women in the Arts: Everywhere but the Pinnacle

  • Monda, February 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Women’s Suffrage: 400 Years in the Making from Slavery to the Present

  • Monday, February 17, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Lesbian Histories and Queering the Historic House

  • Monday, February 17, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Interpreting Women at Historic House Museums

View details and mores sessions online here:

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