Making Absence Visible


An offical part of the SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration.

Representation matters. A profound example of this is the impact of the unveiling of Michelle Obama’s portrait last year at the National Portrait Gallery when the image of a five-year-old girl looking up at the portrait went viral. Come listen to how curators at the Smithsonian are making women’s lives and stories visible through the American Women’s History Initiative. Find out how the Smithsonian is lifting young girls, allowing their voices to be heard and making it possible for them to see themselves and their full potential in the spaces of our museums.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Special Event