In times when many museums worldwide are forced to keep their doors shut, we invite you to engage with exhibitions and collections of women’s museums virtually. On this blog we will share with you online exhibitions or virtual views into our member museums worldwide.
Last week we shared 5 virtual exhibitions from the Museo de las Mujeres de Costa Rica, and today follows the second part with the next 5 virtual exhibitions:
Chivatica, a guide for girls, is the result of a research process in the municipalities of Aquitania and Chitaraque in the department of Boyacá, Colombia. Continue reading
by Emanuela Caso
WOMEN, born as a photographic and cultural project, to document the economic and social unevenness of women in the different countries of the world.
It is important to divulge the principles and fight hard struggles in labor rights, education, emancipation, equality in underdeveloped countries, and bring equity for a dignified well-being in every part of the world. It is important to point out with the WOMEN project, a stereotype of non-standardized beauty, but a beauty that characterizes strength and personality.
“Beauty, inner strength and spirituality are the main theme of this photographic project. The path of women, their qualities and their expressions are still a long journey to explore, to be deeply known to appreciate not only the exteriority that transpires from an image, but the innumerable emotions connected to a human being. A wonderful and impenetrable universe, most often filled with fears, fragility and strength that coexist in a delicate balance suspended in timeless limbo “.
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The Women’s Museum of Costa Rica is opening the exhibition “Women transforming spaces” by Vanessa Huertas Miranda. “Being a woman is fighting from birth, fighting for space and living in. Waking up and opening paths that seem to be closed with warnings, involves challenging the world that seems to say no constantly, that screams only one way to be a woman. To be a woman is to fight for spaces, for recognition, for vindication, day by day, so being a woman is like being warriors”.
Member of IAWM since its foundation in 2009.
The Museo de las Mujeres Costa Rica exists since 2009 and is administrated by Claudia Mandel Katz and her family. The rooms are spreading over 50 sqm on the last upper floor and terrace of their own house in San José, Costa Rica. They receive groups of students from public universities which are interested in gender topics to see their permanent collection.
The objects in their exhibition range are paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects donated by artists around female specific topics. Their research section is particularly interesting, where they share research from authors from different countries and disciplines who share a feminist approach to their research topics.
The women’s museum Costa Rica is considered not only as a place to look at, but as a place to experience, to discuss in workshops and meetings. It concentrates in topics such as stereotypes and female identity, gender violence and works with various communities in Costa Rica.
March 8, 2010. International Women’s Day. Presentation of the art exhibition and conference by Elia Arce. Culture Center in Greece, Costa Rica.
March 17, 2011. Presentation of the results of the Economic Project: “Focusing on Latin America” by the International Women’s Museum, San Francisco USA (IMOW). Culture Center in Greece, Costa Rica.
November 22, 2011. Award Ceremony of the First National Photography Competition “Zero Violence against women” in UNED with sponsorship of Banco Popular.
The Museum of Women of Costa Rica also participates and supports International Cooperation Projects
Participation and support for the IV Congress of Gender Studies Network in Northern Mexico in the borders of violence: theoretical and methodological approaches, reflections, experiences and policies. México, Baja California, November 23, 2012
2012 Participation in the Exhibition of Photography “Yesterday and Today of Women” organized by the Museum of Women of Argentina for International Human Rights Day, group show.
2013 Museums platform virtual courses Argentina- México- Costa Rica.
Since 2015 the Museum of Women of Costa Rica coordinates with the University of Costa Rica the project Women in the Patriarchal Society. This is a proposal that seeks to permeate the consciousness of various social groups in favor of the value of women in society. This is an initiative of the Museum of Women, which gets to work through students of the School of Philosophy at the University of Costa Rica. See article in this link: http://accionsocial.ucr.ac.cr/noticias/adolescentes-reflexionan-violencia-contra-mujeres
2015 Workshop at SIFAIS, La Carpio, San José, Costa Rica. TC-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.
2015 Workshop at Anastasio Alfaro College. TCU-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.
2015 Workshop at Vargas Calvo College. TCU-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.
Current Virtual Exhibition: Luz Darriba, multidisciplinary artist