Twin Cities

Takevover Events

Join the movement for equality and inclusion in the arts

The Twin Cities Takeover is the Guerrilla Girls’ largest collaboration with a community to date, and it was bananas. From January – March 2016, people attended events at big museums, small galleries and other locales—from free and teen-friendly events and exhibitions to performances and parties around town.

As “artists in residence,” the Guerrilla Girls made various appearances around the metro area the weeks of January 18 and February 29, culminating with a performance at the State Theatre on March 5. Some of the scheduled events they attended are marked Gorilla Head below.

With the Takeover events completed, you can still get in touch with your inner Guerrilla Girl by visiting their exhibition at the Walker, open now until the end of the year.

Past Events

Guerrilla Girls Takeover: Teen Kickoff Event

Guerrilla Girls Takeover: Teen Council Kickoff Meeting

September 26, 2015
Walker Art Center

Teen arts councils from around the Twin Cities meet to kick off the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover.

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Of Other Paths (Heterotopia), (oil on panel,) by Leslie Barlow.
Exhibition

Hypervisible (Invisible)

January 14, 2016 - February 14, 2016
Hopkins Center for the Arts

An exhibition of four artists who are creating work that advocates for critical engagement in the history of social and racial discourses that continue to plague American society today.

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Of Other Paths (Heterotopia), (oil on panel,) by Leslie Barlow.
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Opening Reception: Hypervisible (Invisible)

January 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hopkins Center for the Arts

An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition, featuring work from Leslie Barlow, Patience Lekien, Amber Newman, and John Matsunaga.

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Exhibition

Happy and Angry: An Exhibition of Student Posters Inspired by the Guerrilla Girls

January 18, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Mezzanine Gallery, Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University

 

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Judy Onofrio, Entity, 2015, animal bones
Exhibition

Stepping Back, Looking Forward: Honoring Feminist Vision

January 19, 2016 - February 7, 2016
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

This invitational exhibition highlights recent work by feminist artists who were active in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and ‘80s as well as artists who self-identify as “third-wave” feminists.

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Colleen McLaren, Kelsey Vetter, and Marta Klopf, Shots Fired, 2015, newsprint
Exhibition

Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure

January 19, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

For six weeks MCAD students take over the college’s main gallery, voicing concerns, raising hackles, and inciting a bevy of other rambunctious activities.

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Pop Quiz, 1990
Exhibition

Art at the Center: Guerrilla Girls

January 21, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Walker Art Center

See a selection of the Guerrilla Girls’ recently acquired archive of posters—Portfolio Compleat—in the exhibition Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.

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Sonya Clark,
Exhibition

Material Mythologies

January 21, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Five innovative American female artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and sculpture.

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Guerrilla Girls Takeover Mia © Minneapolis Institute of Art 2015
Exhibition

Guerrilla Girls@MIA

January 21, 2016 - April 4, 2016
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Mia asked the Guerrilla Girls to evaluate our collection. The results were shocking! Discover the mysteries of Mia’s collection, through a furry mask filter.

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Walker Art Center

Target Free Thursday Night Opening Reception, Panel, and Art-Making

January 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walker Art Center

Celebrate the opening of the Guerrilla Girls’ recently acquired poster archive in the exhibition Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections. Meet the Guerrilla Girls, listen to a panelist of activist art makers, and make some art of your own in the Art Lab.

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Twin Cities Takeover Kickoff

January 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Unnamed Venue

The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover will launch January 21-22, 2016 with Kickoff events hosted by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rochester Art Center, and Walker Art Center.

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Sonya Clark,

Opening Reception: Material Mythologies

January 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Celebrate the exhibition of five American female artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and sculpture.

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Third Thursday at Mia

Third Thursday: Art of Rebellion

January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Explore rebellious artistic expression in many forms, including the Guerrilla Girls installation opening. Express yourself, speak your truth, and check out local art and music.

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Student exhibition in MCAD Gallery

Receptions at MCAD

January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

This kickoff celebrates Stepping Back, Looking Forward: Honoring Feminist Vision and Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure with live performances and a special concert at 8:30 pm.

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Amanda Curreri, Eff (Purple), 2015

Art as Social Activism: An Intergenerational Conversation with the Guerrilla Girls and Amanda Curreri

January 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rochester Art Center

Centering on common conceptual threads across their practices, Amanda Curreri and the Guerrilla Girls will consider visual strategies, how social justice and cultural topics inform their work, and invoking social activism as a methodology for engagement.

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The Death of Feminism: Revelations from the Third Wave

January 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

This discussion will broach a number of hot topics and personal perspectives focused on how young people who identify as women navigate the art world today.

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Hend Al-Mansour:, from Mihrab – Hermitage
Exhibition

Hend Al-Mansour: Mihrab – Hermitage

January 25, 2016 - February 17, 2016
Concordia Gallery

Al-Mansour assembles spiritual objects inspired by certain women in a way that epitomize their divine relationship.

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Hands Up Don't Shoot - HER
Exhibition

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot (Her)

January 28, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Intermedia Arts

This exhibition , raises long-standing and uncomfortable questions about the value of the lives of black women (as well as what makes a woman) in a time and place where whole communities seem to be at war with their local police systems.

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Martha Driessen Baseball Practice in Regla, Havana, Cuba, 2013
Exhibition

Happenstance: A Collection of Street Photographs

January 29, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Traffic Zone Gallery at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art

An exhibition of photographs by Martha Gabriela Driessen

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Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Exhibition

No Boys Allowed

January 30, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Five women artists currently represented by Kolman & Pryor Gallery, who work in diverse media, are showcased in this special exhibition held in the gallery’s new “intimate space.”

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Ellie Kingsbury: Self/ReSelf
Exhibition

Ellie Kingsbury: Self/ReSelf

January 30, 2016 - February 13, 2016
Vine Arts Center

An exploration of identity and how our online self can be very different from our real self.

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Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Event

Artist Reception: No Boys Allowed

January 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Celebrate the five women artists showcased in Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s exhibition, No Boys Allowed at this free artist reception.

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Women after Friday Prayer at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Istambul, Turkey
Event

Public Reception: Happenstance

February 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 17, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Traffic Zone Gallery at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art

Celebrate the exhibition Happenstance: A Collection of Street Photographs.

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Sus Voces
Exhibition

Sus Voces: Women Printmakers from Mexico curated by Maria Cristina Tavera

February 5, 2016 - March 26, 2016
Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Curated by Maria Cristina Tavera, this exhibition features a variety of prints by nine artists living and working in Mexico

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Robert Adanto's The F Word
Event

Film Screening: The F-Word

February 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Robert Adanto’s film explores radical “4th wave” feminist performance through interviews with a new generation of artists who use their bodies as subject matter.

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Exhibition

Look Again: Expanding Feminist Possibilities

February 8, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Groot Gallery at St. Olaf College

Ranging across several disciplines and reflecting an array of theoretical concerns, the exhibition rejects homogeneity and embraces the multiplicity of form and meaning that can be found in feminist art.

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“Video with Objects” (video still), Andrea Carlson, digital video – 2014
Exhibition

Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

February 12, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Artistry

Curated by Dyani White Hawk Polk

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Hend Al-Mansour, Facebook-1, 2013, screenprint
Exhibition

Self/Concept

February 12, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Self/Concept brings together nine local artists who engage with personal identity as it may relate to race, gender, religion and class.

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Amelia Biewald, Autour de La Fin Du Monde
Exhibition

Autour de La Fin Du Monde

February 13, 2016 - March 19, 2016
Soo Visual Arts Center

A multi-textural, site-specific installation by Amelia Biewald.

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Basic Instinct 1:1
Event

Basic Instinct 1:1

February 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - February 27, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
The White Page

An exact copy of the movie Basic Instinct, with all of the male parts omitted, staged as contemporary performance piece staring only the female characters.

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Exhibition

WARM GUERRILLAS, Feminist Visions

February 26, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Grain Belt Bottling House

The exhibit will feature the work of the original founding members of WARM , the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, established  in 1973 along with selections from an open call for entries.

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Fake Fur, Real Message

February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grain Belt Bottling House

You’re invited to create art in conjunction with the exhibition WARM GUERRILLAS, Feminist Visions.

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The Art of Stitch and Hitch
Exhibition

Art of Stitch and Hitch

February 27, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Art at 801 Gallery

Featuring Janet Groenert, who uses recyclable materials to create giant flowers and bear rugs; Gail Baar, who designs abstract quilts inspired by music; and the embroidery artist group Mermaid Clit Collective.

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Opening Reception: Art of Stitch and Hitch

February 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art at 801 Gallery

Celebrate the exhibition Art of Stitch and Hitch at the Art at 801 Gallery.

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Configurations of Casta by Maria Cristina Tavera
Exhibition

Reconfiguring Casta by Maria Cristina Tavera

February 29, 2016 - March 31, 2016
Christensen Gallery at Augsburg College

This site-specific installation of work combines prints and paintings addressing the social concept of race and the issue of socio-racial classifications.

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Concordia Gallery in St. Paul
Exhibition

Dissent by Ruthann Godollei

February 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Concordia Gallery

Art installation featuring work by artist Ruthann Godollei, whose work primarily in printmaking media explores the dynamics of power.

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Made Here Window

Hennepin Avenue Takeover

February 29, 2016 - March 5, 2016
Along Hennepin Avenue

The Guerrilla Girls bring their messages to Hennepin Avenue and the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. Come to Hennepin Avenue and be surprised!

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MADE HERE Storefront Window
Exhibition

Made Here Storefront Windows

February 29, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Along Hennepin Avenue

The Made Here windowfronts, created by youth from all over the Twin Cities, are revealed! Get inspired, angered, and motivated with these works by young artists.

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Tcheu Siong, from Spirit Works
Exhibition

Tcheu Siong: Spirit Works

February 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Concordia Gallery

Originally inspired by traditional Hmong quilting, Tcheu Siong’s practice has become a very personal and contemporary expression.

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Two Poster Parade
Event

Two Poster Parade

February 29, 2016 - March 5, 2016
Along Hennepin Avenue

Inspired by the first two plain black & white posters the Guerrilla Girls posted up and down the streets of SoHo and the East Village in New York City in April of 1985, artist Mary Jane Mansfield brings you her Two Poster Parade!

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Shop Minneapolis
Event

Shop Minneapolis celebrates local women artists

February 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shop Minneapolis at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet

A reception to celebrate Shop Minneapolis’ women artists, featuring their locally made and inspired artisan products that will be available for a special Leap Day discount of 29 percent off during the event, and a special appearance by the Guerrilla Girls for facts, humor and photos.

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The Second Sex at Gamut Gallery
Exhibition

The Second Sex

March 1, 2016 - March 19, 2016
Gamut Gallery

An invitational group exhibition curated by Genie Castro, Juleana Enright and Jade Patrick that explores the imbalance imposed by the secondary designation that patriarchy places on women.

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WANTED
Event

Wanted! A Wish List from the Greenline Community

March 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Concordia Printmaking Studio

“As a member of the Green Line community, what wish do you have for your community or neighborhood?” Ruthann Godollei leads this community art project exploring the ideas, needs, and wants of a healthy neighborhood.

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“Video with Objects” (video still), Andrea Carlson, digital video – 2014
Event

Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

March 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artistry

A discussion with artists from the exhibition Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities, curated by Dyani White Hawk Polk.

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Configurations of Casta by Maria Cristina Tavera
Event

Reception: Reconfiguring Casta

March 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christensen Gallery at Augsburg College

Celebrate the opening of this site-specific installation by Maria Cristina Tavera.

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Weisman Art Museum

Guerrilla Girls Panel Discussion

March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weisman Art Museum

The Guerrilla Girls have been asking emerging artists across the country: what makes you angry? This multi-generational panel will delve into the related topic of the role your status plays in your art practice.

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Girls to the Front: Celebrating Women’s Music through Karaoke

March 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Place Gallery

Celebrate the Guerilla Girls with us and adopt your own alter-ego in an evening of karaoke featuring female-fronted and feminist bands.

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Estrogen: A Love Story
Event

Estrogen: A Love Story or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Solar Arts Building

Local female artists do their interpretation of “Dropping the Estrogen Bomb” by the Guerrilla Girls. Live music, painting, installation, fun radical thought provoking shenanigans.

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Concordia Gallery in St. Paul
Event

Opening Reception: Dissent

March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concordia Gallery

An opening reception for Ruthann Godollei’s Dissent exhibition.

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Sara Ludy
Event

Sara Ludy

March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Functionary

FD13 residency for the arts and Public Functionary present Sara Ludy, is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist and musician, at this exhibition/performance.

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Hend Al-Mansour, Facebook-1, 2013, screenprint
Event

Self/Concept: Reception and Panel Discussion

March 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Sara Suppan, exhibition curator and MCAD Guerrilla Girl intern, will join Megan Johnston, an original instigator of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover and executive director of the Rochester Art Center, and other invited artists to discuss understandings of selfhood in light of race and gender issues.

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Local Video
Event

Local Video

March 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minneapolis Television Network

See some local video made by women artists, then go have a drink at Tattersall with local women artists.

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I AM, presented by Altered Aesthetics
Exhibition

I AM: exploring identity through the self-portrait

March 4, 2016 - April 5, 2016
The Southern Theater

An exhibition from Altered Aesthetics at The Southern Theater.

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I AM, presented by Altered Aesthetics
Event

Reception for I AM: exploring identity through the self-portrait

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Southern Theater

A reception for Altered Esthetics’ exhibition at at The Southern Theater.

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Intermedia Arts Youth
Event

Guerrilla Girls Youth Dialogue

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Intermedia Arts

Youth Leadership Council members at Intermedia Arts will facilitate a discussion among youth artists in the gallery framed by the exhibition Hands Up, Don’t Shoot – HER and the themes of race, gender, equity, and social justice.

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Sus Voces
Event

Opening Reception for Sus Voces

March 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Highpoint Center for Printmaking

A reception to celebrate the exhibition Sus Voces: Women Printmakers from Mexico.

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WARM GUERRILLAS, Feminist Vision pARTy

March 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grain Belt Bottling House

Music, Dancing, Drinks and hot topics! Get your GRRRR on!

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Amelia Biewald, Autour de La Fin Du Monde
Performance

Performance at the Gallery curated by Laurie Van Wieren

March 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soo Visual Arts Center

A special performance curated by Laurie Van Wieren featuring Hijack, April Sellers, Parker Stuart, Deborah Jinza Thayer, and Laurie Van Wieren.

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Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Event

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater Celebrates the Guerrilla Girls

March 4, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - March 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Keep the party going at this late-night celebration of the Guerrilla Girls’ week in the Twin Cities.

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GIRL Theatre, Into the Red
Performance

GIRL Theatre presents Into the Red

March 4, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

A special encore of an original piece exploring the complex challenges and virtues of growing up as a young woman.

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This is my day job
Event

This Is My Day Job

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
In front of the Wedge Co-Op

Artist-made coffee and tea, available for barter. Participants must make a drawing with provided art supplies, and the artist, Julia Caston, will decide if their creation merits a beverage.

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2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minneapolis Central Library

Did you know that notable women artists are inadequately represented on Wikipedia and that less than 13% of editors identify as women? Join us to address Wikipedia’s gender gap.

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The Second Sex at Gamut Gallery
Event

Reception for The Second Sex

March 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gamut Gallery

Join us for a reception to celebrate The Second Sex at Gamut Gallery.

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Photo by Gene Pittman, courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Guerrilla Girls Talk Out At the Twin Cities Take Over

March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Theatre

Get ready for a wild night with the fiercest feminists this side of the urban jungle. These pioneers of anonymous art activism will talk 30 years of art warfare and their tireless quest to build a better world armed with facts, humor and fake fur. With a special acoustic performance from Chastity Brown.

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Immigration Integration
Exhibition

Immigration Integration

March 6, 2016 - April 9, 2016
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

An art exhibition and conversation exploring women’s identity and culture featuring the works of Arna Rennan and Leila Rastegar.

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Immigration Integration
Event

Opening Reception for Immigration Integration

March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Celebrate the exhibition with Norwegian music, a talk about International Women’s Day, and an artist talk by exhibiting artist Leila Rastegar.

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International Women's Day
Event

KFAI Radio Takeover on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016
KFAI Radio

Celebrate International Women’s Day with special broadcasting on KFAI, providing opportunities for women’s and girls’ voices to be heard on the airwaves.

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The How and the Why
Performance

The How and the Why

March 10, 2016 - March 20, 2016
New Century Theatre

Theatre Unbound and the Hennepin Theatre Trust bring the area premiere of this sharp new play about science, family and survival of the fittest.

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Women's History Month at the Schmidt Artist Lofts
Exhibition

An Exhibition of the Collective Creativity by Women at the Schmidt

March 11, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Schmidt Artist Lofts, Landmark Gallery

Women living and doing art at the Schmidt Artist Lofts come together to celebrate Women’s History month in March with an exhibition and event inspired by the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover.

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