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Celebrate Women Artists!

Have you explored the amazing selection of famous women biographies in the past few years?  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz,  Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley,  I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and so many more!

In December, I spent an afternoon at the Guggenheim exploring Agnes Martin’s art.  I enjoyed seeing her selection of paintings from the past 40 years – lines, grids, whites, grays to bold colors conveying “abstract emotions.”  It made me think of all of the other strong, persistent, creative women artists.

What women artist do you think of during Women’s History Month?

Louise Bourgeois and her huge spiders?  Meret Oppenheim and her fur dishes?  Frida Kahlo and her exotic pets?

This month, I decided to focus on quick library programs about women’s art work.  Below is a fun doodlecast pro video sharing children’s programs and a selection of women artist biographies.

Celebrate Women Artists – Doodlecast Pro quick video…

Create your own presentation celebrating Women’s History Month on doodlecast pro – add your prezi, powerpoint, etc. to doodlecast pro then record your program steps and doodle across each slide explaining your program ideas and resources.   It’s fun and engaging!

Explore the MoMA store online for more library program object ideas – Louise Bourgeois Memory Kit or a Frida Coloring Book.

Discover new and a favorite women artists books.

Please share your ideas for Women’s History Month in the comments below.

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