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Women's History Month: What to see

Mumtaz Karimjee, Stop the Clause protest, 1988. Part of the exhibition Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain

Discover the work of some incredible women artists and learn about women's history this month at these exhibitions.

To celebrate Women's History Month this March, and with International Women's Day on 8 March, we've highlighted some of the best exhibitions where you can learn about women's history or discover incredible women artists.

From a group show examining contemporary feminist photography at South London Gallery to a celebration of a trailblazing footballer at Manchester's National Football Museum, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our round-up of some of the best museums, galleries and historic houses where you can learn about women's history and celebrate some cultural icons.

And don't forget to pack your National Art Pass for great benefits at lots of these venues.

Celebrate Women's History Month at these exhibitions with an Art Pass

01
Filey RNLI Lifeboat Station

Women of the RNLI

Peer into the lives of the women who've played a crucial role in saving lives at sea, through evocative photography, personal stories and stunning film. This exhibition celebrates current and former volunteers who have contributed to every aspect of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's work, from lifeguards to fundraisers.

02
Rosemarie Castoro working on Party of Nine in her Studio on Spring Street in New York, 1972

Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970

Trace the reverberations of the abstract art movement across the globe after the Second World War through the work of over 50 women artists who incorporated abstract forms and materials, and in turn created a shared sculptural language. See stunning works by Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Agnes Martin and many more.

03
Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, Happy Birthday Marsha!, 2018

Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest

Explore how contemporary artists are pushing the boundaries of protest photography in this urgent exhibition, which investigates different approaches to feminism and activism across the globe over the last 10 years. It reflects on recent events, from the overturning of Roe vs Wade in the US to the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran.

04
Jacqueline Poncelet, Straight (14), 2009

Jacqueline Poncelet: In the Making

Discover the joyful and exuberant work of Jacqueline Poncelet, an artist who has spent 50 years restlessly exploring different materials and modes of making, from ceramics to textiles. See how she is fascinated by the way that tastes and trends trickle into our clothes, homes and cities.

05
Dick Kerr Ladies, World Champions 1917-25

Lily Parr: Football's first female superstar

Learn about one of football's first female superstars in this exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Lily Parr. In spite of the Football Association banning the women's game in 1921, Parr continued playing and scored an impressive 1,000 goals during her three-decade career.

06
Lubaina Himid, Lost Threads, 2024

Lubaina Himid: Lost Threads

Marvel at Lubaina Himid's colourful textile installation, which has transformed the spaces of the Holburne Museum. Lost Threads reflects on the flowing of oceans and rivers that have historically transported cotton, yarn and enslaved people, and uncovers the contradictions of textile production and circulation. While you're there, check out the radical ceramics of Gillian Lowndes and stunning paintings by Gwen John.

07
Zineb Sedira, Installation view from Dreams Have No Titles at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin, 2023

Zineb Sedira: Dreams Have No Titles

Immerse yourself in a multimedia installation by Zineb Sedira that explores avant-garde filmmaking and the important role cinema plays in creating social change, while drawing on the artist's own life. Viewers can explore reimagined film sets created by Sedira and meditate on themes of reality, artifice and the layered complexity of history.

08
Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, from Half-A-Wind Show at Lisson Gallery, London, 1967

Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind

Deep-dive into the powerful work of trailblazing artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono. Trace the development of her practice, in which a common thread of poetry and humour is deployed to express radical ideas and her personal petitions for peace.

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