Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with these activities for all ages. Honor women artists in “Women Take the Floor” and throughout the MFA’s collection.
Big Sister Boston
10 am–5 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
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Family Art Making
10 am–2:30 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Visit Gallery 332 and see many images of mothers and children. Look at Alice Neel’s painting Linda Nochlin and Daisy, Rosalind Solomon’s photograph Mother and Daughter, and the photograph by Wendy Red Star. Downstairs in Shapiro Family Courtyard, design a card for a woman in your life that you love.
Talks and Tours
ASL tour of “Women Take the Floor”
10:30 am, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
No voice interpretation
Graduate Student Spotlight Talks
Short talks on works by women artists
Laura Coombs Hills’s The Nymph
11 am, Gallery 223
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s Pentagon
11:30 am, Gallery 175
Maria Montoya Martinez’s Jar
Noon, Gallery 326
Anni Albers’s “Dotted” Weaving
Noon, Gallery 328
Modern Woman: Impressions from Mary Cassatt
1–1:15, 2–2:15 and 3–3:15 pm, Gallery 226
Women Take the Floor: An Artist’s Perspective
2–3 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Join artist and printer Carolyn Muskat to walk through the exhibition as she elaborates on the renaissance of printmaking in the US through the successes of three women.
3:30–4 pm, Gallery 332
Boston’s poet laureate performs in “Women Take the Floor.”
Presented with support from the Azi Djazani Fund.
Now, Speak! by Amalia Pica
Take the floor! Activate Pica’s art when you read a speech from the podium.
Special Viewing: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Women
12–4 pm, Morse Study Room, 107
Come into the MFA’s print room and view original works on paper by women.
2:30–5 pm, Remis Auditorium
$10 members, $13 nonmembers
A beloved Soviet classic, Tiger Girl is about a young woman from a circus family who aspires to perform with tigers against the objections of everyone around her.