National Museum of Women in the Arts Black Artists Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 6th, 2021
Washington, DC, United States
10:00am — 1:00pm EST
National Museum of Women in the Arts and Wikimedia DC
African American woman artist carving a sculpture

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will join with its partner, Wikimedia DC, to mark Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary with the museum’s eighth Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. We will work to enrich the representation of women artists of color, with an emphasis on women of African descent whose work is included in NMWA’s collection.

This event is part of a global initiative to help right Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2019, at least 4,360 Art+Feminism participants created or enhanced over 31,500 Wikipedia pages.

No experience necessary—just be ready with your computer, a motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Use the hashtags #ArtAndFeminism and #NowEditingAF to share about the event on social media!