March is Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

2023 Event Highlights

Online Event

March 8

International Women's Day Symposium: Women Leadership in Tech and Investment
Keynote speaker Dr. Vivienne Ming, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, inventor, and artificial intelligence expert discusses the tax of being different as an entrepreneur and investor, and about her career path. This will be followed by a panel session and conversation around best practices for increasing women in leadership positions, personal experiences, and opportunities for women in investment industries.

(Library of Congress)

Gallery Talk

March 9

Afrofuturism Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You by Bisa Butler
From the era of slavery to the present day, African Americans have re-imagined the futures and possibilities of black people across the globe through the dynamic lens of Afro-Futurism. I Go To Prepare A Place For You, by fiber artist Bisa Butler, is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

(African American History and Culture Museum)

Arts Festival

March 11

Creativity is Magic: Maya Lin Festival at the National Portrait Gallery
Join the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Gardens for a festival of art and ideas in honor of Women's History Month. Tour the special exhibition “One Life: Maya Lin,” participate in art workshops, and take part in her ongoing multi-site memorial What Is Missing? Participants of all ages can also create art inspired by Lin's designs, which meet at the intersection of art and environmentalism.

Free Registration

(National Portrait Gallery)

Panel Discussion

March 16

Live! At the Library: Women in Photography, Stories from the “Not an Ostrich” Exhibition
Photojournalist Sharon Farmer, the first woman and the first African American to be Director of the White House Photography office, and Anne Tucker, curator emerita at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will share stories about women photographers and their own work with the Library's exhibition “Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library.

(Library of Congress)

Panel Discussion

March 30

Live! At The Library: The Olivia Records Story
Historian Bonnie Morris interviews veterans of Olivia Records, the pioneering woman-run record company founded in Washington, D.C., which celebrates its 50 anniversary this year. Introducing the "sound" of women's music in the early 1970s through artists such as Meg Christian and Cris Williamson, Olivia Records offered albums and concert events with a woman-loving sensibility in a time before LGBT rights.

(Library of Congress)

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