8. “Women’s Work: Art and Activism in the 21st Century” at Pen + Brush
The next exhibition in Pen + Brush’s 125th-anniversary year features a quintet of international artists whose studio practices and activist activities challenge, if not shatter, outdated conceptions of what qualifies as “women’s work.” Sama Alshaibi, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Suchitra Mattai, Miora Rajaonary, and Ming Smith each stretch our understanding of the key phrase, making visible the many subtleties, complexities, and possibilities it truly contains.
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street
Time: Opening reception: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; normal gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, noon–6 p.m.