ArtsWave launched the POWER OF HER initiative over the summer with Proctor & Gamble's support. Since then, Greater Cincinnati's arts sector has women at the forefront of events and programs throughout the region. It's all in celebration of both the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and the many arts organizations founded or currently run by women celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2020.
Cincinnati Art Museum presents Women Breaking Boundaries, a special exhibition comprised of rotating key works by women from the museum's permanent collection. The museum is also partnering with Women in Film Cincinnati to present Moving Images, a film series as part of Women Breaking Boundaries. Included are Family First Saturday activities, Gallery Experiences, gallery talks and more. The exhibition and related activities will continue through April of 2020.
In January, Know Theatre of Cincinnati will present the U.S. premiere of "In the Night Time (before the sun rises)" by London-based playwright Nina Segal. The play focuses on the terrors of the world at large and how they overlap with new parenthood. Segal is described by reviewers as "an exciting new voice, both incisive and unafraid."
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's 125th season, currently ongoing, features 3 women conductors, 20 women as guest performers and compositions by 8 women. In January, conductor Simone Young and beloved soprano Renée Fleming will take the stage at Music Hall with the CSO as part of this remarkable season.
The POWER OF HER runs through 2020. Get a full list of participating events at artswave.org/HER. Make sure you pre-order the upcoming book, "IMAGINEERS • IMPRESARIOS • INVENTORS: Cincinnati’s Arts and the POWER OF HER!"