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Remembering the Legacy and Passion of Abigail Adams

SWAN Day is right around the corner, a day dedicated to supporting women artists and recognizing the too-often-unrecognized impact of women in society. In celebration of SWAN Day, we’re taking the opportunity to appreciate one of our country’s oldest supporters of women, Abigail Adams, who even in the 1700s was imploring men to “Remember the Ladies.”read more.

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Artists Bring Meaning to Abstraction at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Walls is an exhibit currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum which features work by Brooklyn-based artists Maya Hayuk and Kennedy Yanko. Featured at the museum now through July 28th, 2024, the exhibit captures the way that four different artists play with color and space through abstract art.read more.

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Golden Globes: Lily Gladstone, Ali Wong & 9 More Wins for Women!

2023 was deemed by many as “the year of the woman,” with the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dominating the cultural scene. On the whole, this year’s Golden Globe Awards (held on Sunday, January 7th) certainly did recognize the significant achievements of women, although the opening monologue included some disappointing jokes at the expense of women… dissing, in particular, the creators of Barbie.read more.

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It’s December: Time to Watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ :-)

With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson. 

Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. read more.

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Filmmaker Inés Bortagaray Sees the World with Fresh Eyes

On this day in 2019, the film Invisible Life was released in theaters. A drama about a pair of sisters kept apart by a huge lie, the film was described by FF2 contributor Bea Viri as “a tale about two resilient women who show adversity by simply continuing to exist while being beaten down by the patriarchy.” Invisible Life was written by Inés Bortagaray. read more.

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Danish Filmmaker Susanne Bier Leads with Strength & Tenacity

Five years ago today, Bird Box was released in theaters. This gripping psychological thriller about a mother determined to get her children to safety during an apocalypse, this film could only have been made by someone with equal amounts of strength and gumption as Sandra Bullock’s character in the film.read more.

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