Go to an Exhibition Without Leaving Your Computer

Want to inject a bit of culture in your life but can’t be bothered to get dressed and leave the house? Want to find out how women around the world are inspiring change? The International Museum of Women has a number of interesting exhibitions that you can visit without leaving your computer. Here are some of my faves:

Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices

IMOW_Excerpt from Diary of a Mad Arabian Woman

Excerpt from “Diary of a Mad Arabian Woman” by young Bahrain artist Tamadher al Fahal

This global online exhibition presents a collection of thought pieces and artworks from contemporary Muslim women who are defining their own identities and, in the process, shattering pervasive stereotypes, says the website. A highlight is the short film by Mahnaz Rezaie, which asks college students what they think about women who wear hijab, and then asks them to try it for themselves.

Imagining Equality: Your Voices on Women’s Human Rights


In response to pervasive gender based violence in India, artist Priya’s Shakti and her team created an interactive “augmented reality” comic book that tells the personal stories of women who have experienced gender based violence

This media project explores the state of women’s rights and imagines a future of gender equality. As the UN prepares to create a new set of international development goals, the website collates women’s voices and ideas to spark a global conversation about a new decade for women’s rights. Women from all around the world are asked to talk about the greatest victories and challenges for women in their communities.

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe

Ali Smith

Ali Smith, USA, “Momma Love”, Michele

Exploring the realities and ideas of a new global generation of mothers through art and stories, this exhibition aims to help fuel a worldwide movement of advocates for mothers’ rights and advances in maternal health. There is some beautiful and really tender photography on this site.

Imagining Ourselves

2003, Petrzalka, SK

Lucia Nimcova, from the series of people in Central and Eastern Europe, 2003, Petrzalka

This award-winning exhibition connected young women around the world and inspired them to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, or globally. The multilingual online exhibition of user-contributed film, photography, music, poetry, and personal essays all respond to the question, “What defines your generation of women?”


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