Current Exhibitions

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology

The creativity, innovation, and talent of women and girls are critical to fueling the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Yet--despite increasing recognition that STEM is essential to the world's economic growth--women globally are missing, under-represented and dropping out from STEM fields. Ignite: Women Fueling Science and Technology, an online multimedia project, will showcase inspiring, global STEM role models, with content, stories, and art sourced from women around the world.

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Imagining Equality

Imagining Equality: Your Voices on Women's Human Rights

Imagining Equality: Your Voices on Women's Human Rights is a global online media project that explores the state of women's human rights and imagines a future of gender equality. As the UN prepares to create a new set of international development goals, we want your voices and ideas to spark a global conversation about a new decade for women's human rights. What have been the greatest victories and challenges for women in your community? What rights are you fighting for?

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Muslima: Muslim Women's Art and Voices

Muslim Women's Art & Voices is a global online exhibition, that presents a groundbreaking collection of thought pieces and artwork from contemporary Muslim women who are defining their own identities and, in the process, shattering pervasive stereotypes. Muslima includes exclusive interviews with global leaders of the movement for a more equitable world and original content from established and emerging artists and thinkers.

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Chantal Anderson

Credit: Chantal Anderson

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe is a global online exhibition that explores the realities and ideas of a new global generation of mothers through art, stories and powerful new voices. The exhibition aims to turn inspiration into action, helping fuel a worldwide movement of advocates for mothers' human rights and advances in maternal health.

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Economica: Women and the Global Economy

IMOW's global online exhibition Economica: Women and the Global Economy addresses issues encompassing two prominent cross-currents affecting women around the world today. On the one hand, women are the majority of the world's poor and exploited. On the other hand, women form an increasing percentage of the world's entrepreneurs, business leaders, shoppers and philanthropists. Economica illuminates the range of ways that women interact with money--as earners, consumers, caretakers and decision makers in households, board rooms, halls of government and international financial institutions.

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Joanna Lipper, Seaweed Farmers

From Joanna Lipper's series for Picturing Power & Potential,Seaweed Farmers in Zanzibar

Picturing Power & Potential: 
A Project of Economica

Picturing Power & Potential, the first in a series of special projects of Economica, is now open online at and in a physical exhibition at San Francisco City Hall. Picturing Power & Potentialis a juried photography show that features photographs of women around the world exercising their power as change-agents in the global economy.

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Young Women Speaking the Economy: A Project of Economica

Just Launched! Young Women Speaking the Economy, our final Project of Economica, explores young women's hopes, challenges and ideas at a critical moment for the global economy. Groups of young women from Denmark, the Philippines, the United States and the Sudan will share their perspectives on the economy, careers, well-being and professional life with each other and with the museum's global online audience!

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Paola Gianturco

From Paola Gianturco's series, Mujeres Constructoras

Focusing on Latin America: 
A Project of Economica

Explore IMOW's Project of EconomicaFocusing on Latin America. This vibrant exhibition explores the unique economic challenges and opportunities facing women in Latin American countries, particularly Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico. We feature the work of regional artists, activists and thinkers and highlight activism opportunities for a global audience.

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Women, Power and Politics

The untold stories of women claiming and exercising their power around the world and throughout history come alive in I.M.O.W.'s global online exhibitionWomen, Power and Politics.

From March 8 to December 31, 2008, Women, Power and Politics unveiled new stories to audiences worldwide in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.  Like never before, women and men focused on issues of substance concerning women's political participation. Visit the Women, Power and Politics exhibition to learn, speak and act to transform our world.

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Curating Change

Our Curating Change series features the voices of incredible women thought-leaders, filmmakers, and activists who curate their favorite stories from IMOW's rich global archives. 

Imagining Ourselves

This award-winning exhibition of the International Museum of Women connected young women around the world and inspired them to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, or globally.

Between March 8, 2006 and December 31, 2007, more than a million people participated in Imagining Ourselves. The project included a published anthology, a series of global events, and this dynamic multilingual online exhibition of user-contributed film, photography, music, poetry and personal essays--all in response to the question, "What defines your generation of women?"


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