The mission of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) is to transform values, policies, and institutions, and to ensure that the intellectual and aesthetic contributions of diverse communities of women in the visual arts are included in the cultural mainstream and acknowledged in the historical record. To accomplish this goal, the IWA invents, implements, and conducts live and virtual education, research, documentation, public programs, and exhibitions focused on women artists and feminist art. The IWA strives to establish equality and visibility for all women artists, who are underrepresented and unrecognized in art history, the art market, and the contemporary art world, and to address their professional development needs. The IWA endeavors to serve all women in the visual arts and diverse global, national, regional, state, and university audiences.
- Area(s) Served: New Brunswick; Piscataway; surrounding communities; New Jersey
- Population(s) Served: Women; artists; university students; high school students; residents
- Collaborative Partners: A.I.R. Gallery (New York); Art Table; Art W; College Art Association; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum, New York); Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL); Through the Flower; Woman's Art Journal; Women's Caucus for Art