In celebration of Women's History and Heritage Month, the Smithsonian Institution and places across the country honor the culture and diversity of Women with exhibits, lectures and other events. Interested in listing your cultural event in celebration of Women's History Heritage Month? Email us at EventRSVP@si.edu
|Location:||South Carolina State Museum (Smithsonian Affiliate)|
|Date:||None (virtual exhibition)|
|Description:||The SC State Museum's virtual exhibition, A Woman's Light: Making History in South Carolina provides information about a small sample of women who have stepped beyond the boundaries, lighting the way for future generations of women to excel in numerous spheres of interest. They have played an important role in the development of South Carolina, and have demonstrated their leadership abilities in such areas as science, politics, medicine, education, the military, business, civil rights and the arts.|
|Location:||The Women's Museum (Smithsonian Affiliate)|
|Date:||January 6 through April 10, 2011|
|Description:||The museum is hosting an exhibition on Annie Leibovitz: Women featuring 27 portraits by the internationally renowned photographer. The exhibition is a celebration of the American woman at the dawn of a new millennium and includes portraits from a broad spectrum of society. Well-known women - including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Drew Barrymore, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Taylor, Jerry Hall, Susan Sarandon and Toni Morrison- juxtaposed with lesser known women whose primary notoriety is their impact on those around them. "I'm very moved by the sense of dignity these women have," says Leibovitz.
The exhibit is drawn from photographs generously gifted to The Women's Museum by Annie Leibovitz in 2003. This special showing of Women will allow visitors exclusive insight into the stunning portfolio of one of America's most talented photographers. The images create a vivid and complex collective portrait of women today.