Join us the first Thursday of each month for a free online screening of rarely seen short films and videos from the Smithsonian’s collection, followed by live conversations with the artists and Smithsonian curators.
Since the invention of the moving image, women have created films and videos that have changed how people see and experience the world. Throughout 2021, the Smithsonian will celebrate the breadth of women-made films and videos through a monthly series called Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian. The first six programs will consider the theme of inner worlds — a timely topic as the global pandemic continues to confine many people to their homes. Featured programs will highlight issues directly addressing domestic interiors, including childcare and labor, while others explore the emotional experiences that shape private lives. This series is presented by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, in collaboration with participating Smithsonian institutions.
All programs take place at 5:30pm (EST) via Zoom.
January 7 – Ingrid Wiegand, Julie Finch: On Loft Life and Space-Making in the 1970s
In collaboration with the Archives of American Art.
February 4 – Joan Jonas: The Inner Worlds of Video
In collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
March 4 – Zina Saro-Wiwa: On Mourning and Memory
In collaboration with the National Museum of African Art.
April 1 – Margaret Salmon: On Motherhood and the Everyday
In collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
May 6 – Zora Lathan and Iman Uqdah Hameen: On Black Interiority
In collaboration with the National Museum of African American Art and History.
June 3 – Leslie Thornton: On Imagining Isolation
In collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
For more details and to register, visit womenshistory.si.edu.
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