NMWA Supports SWAN Day!

Click here to download “page 2” as a pdf file.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts opens the “Art News” section of its Spring ’09 issue with information about SWAN Day!!!  And they augment this important recognition of our efforts with supporting data from a new NEA survey about the gender pay gap in the arts, proving that SWAN Day has, in fact, targeted an important Pay Equity issue.

Now if only the NMWA will tell us why founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay is wearing a swan pin in all her official photos.  Is this just a fabulous coincidence???

PS: The back cover announces the addition of a new piece by sculptor Magdelena Abakanowicz specially created for NMWA.  Abakanowicz was one of the participants in DINNER AT JANE’S (a documentary film by Suzanne Lacy about a feminist confab at Hull-House in 1993 coincident with the Centennial Celebrations for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition).

© FF2 Media (4/8/09)

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Jan Lisa Huttner is a Brooklyn-based arts critic & feminist activist. She is the creative force behind the SWAN Movement—Support Women Artists Now—which has just begun its third phase as International SWANs® (aka iSWANs). In the Jewish world, Jan is best known as the author of two books on Fiddler on the Roof—Tevye’s Daughters and Diamond Fiddler—both of which flow from a strongly feminist POV. She also served as both story consultant and “talking head” on the award-winning documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.
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