October 2 — Global Rights for Women NOW
Gather virtually in solidarity to end violence against women and girls around the world. Speakers at the Global Rights for Women event include Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse case that led to a 175-year prison term for doctor Larry Nasser, and Vita Randazzo, activist and gender specialist at UN Women Honduras. $15. 12pm. Details: tinyurl.com/MWPGlobalRights
October 8 — Book Lovers Ball
Join publisher Milkweed Editions and readers around the world for an event celebrating the transformative power of writers and books. Speakers include Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” Free; donations accepted. 6:30pm. Details: tinyurl.com/MWPMilkweedEvent
October 8 – November 28 — Apart/Together
Form + Content Gallery presents Apart/Together, a group exhibition of work in a variety of media by gallery members and interns.
One of the artists, Patricia Olson, writes, “I am discouraged when stereotypical negative adjectives have been used to describe female politicians. It has occurred to me, however, that these slurs are most often used when the women in question are being the most effective. As female politicians have gained power and access in our electoral system, and are increasingly a threat to the white patriarchal status quo, they encounter verbal abuse — and not only by their opponents.”
Her series boldly presents the negative words heard in media discourse, with their translations superimposed in small, but persistent, type.
The exhibit can be viewed by appointment. Details: formandcontent.org
Through January 2021 — Designs for Different Futures
Presented by the Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Art Institute Chicago, this major exhibition highlights the role of designers in shaping how we think about possible futures, and brings together 80 dynamic works that address future challenges and opportunities humans may encounter. Divided into 11 thematic sections including Bodies, Powers, Generations, and Foods, the presentation highlights a range of product innovations and systems proposals including textiles made of seaweed and a gene-editing toolbox. $15 adults; kids free; seniors $13. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Through June 2021 — We Are the Story
Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network present seven quilt exhibitions that utilize symbols of liberation, resistance, and empowerment. The series is curated by Carolyn Mazloomi and will amplify a breadth of experiences and struggles that comprise Black history. A series of accompanying Zoom talks will be announced soon. Free. Textile Center, Minneapolis; American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis. Details: textilecentermn.org/wearethestory