Art Talk + Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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Attendees of the 2022 Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon at Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University will learn how to edit and create Wikipedia pages for artists who are women, gender diverse, and/or people of color. Building on the work done since this program began in 2020, attendees will enrich and expand the presence of women in this widely read digital resource, which is also the foundation of many linked data projects. The goal of the workshop is to amplify the voices of artists and cultural workers who are often underrepresented in digital resources. Read more about the Art+Feminism non-profit.  The Walsh Gallery and the Walsh Library will host Seton Hall’s third Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon in partnership with Art House Productions, Hudson County Community College, Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, Rutgers University – Newark, and The Feminist Art Project, a program of the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities.

Information for Attendees:
• The event will begin at 11am with an introduction to artists that consciously engage with gender issues in their work, then segue into instruction on editing Wikipedia at 12pm.
• Instruction will be interspersed with opportunities to get hands-on practice, making an immediate impact on the project of enriching description of women artists on Wikipedia.
• A Wikimedia affiliate will be present to guide and support successful editing work.
• Attendees will be encouraged to use their new skills to create or edit a Wikipedia page. We will provide a list of artists who do not have Wikipedia pages or whose pages need edits, and attendees are more than welcome to create or edit pages for artists not on the provided list.
• Attendees who have already edited Wikipedia are encouraged to attend and to work on editing artist pages, as well as support new editors.
• The workshop will conclude with the provision of resources and community support to continue this editing work.

The event will feature closed captions autogenerated by Zoom. To request ASL interpreters, please email info@arthouseproductions.org at least 72 hours before the event.

Presented by:

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall’s University Libraries
Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark
Art House Productions
The Feminist Art Project
Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs

New Online Exhibits from Walsh Gallery

Walsh Gallery recently added three major collections to Google Arts and Culture, the D’Argenio Coin Exhibit 1 (Early coins), the D’Argenio Coin Exhibit 2 (Roman coins), and an exhibit of Native American BasketryGoogle Arts and Culture is a rapidly growing site that displays highlights from over 2,000 museums and private collections. Its app, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple Store, allows the visitor to interact with the artwork through AI features like virtual tours and exhibits.

The D’Argenio Collection, which consists of 427 rare coins from ancient Greece, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and Byzantium was donated to the university by Ronald D’Argenio MS’76/JD’79. The collection allows us to trace the relationship of the earliest Roman coins of the Republican period to its immediate Greek predecessors.  It includes coins with images of Julius Caesar, the first Roman leader to have his portrait represented on a piece of currency.

We also see his imperial successors over the next three centuries represented, including the infamous Caligula and Nero.  Byzantine coins in the collection from the fourth to fourteenth centuries AD demonstrate the changes in design –including the introduction of full-faced portraits– once the capital of the Roman Empire shifted from Rome to Constantinople.  The exhibit can be accessed through Google Arts and Culture Walsh Gallery’s main page and the coins can be found through searches in Google Arts and Culture’s main interface, allowing the coins from Seton Hall’s collection to be seen in the context of numismatics collections around the world.

Google Arts and Culture also displays highlights from Seton Hall’s one-time University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology Collection, now stewarded by Walsh Gallery.  This museum contained an extensive collection of Native American material culture, collected and sometimes excavated by archaeologist J. Kraft. Kraft was an expert in the Lenape tribe of New Jersey, but his collection encompassed materials from Native American peoples across the Americas.  The basket exhibit shows some of the finest examples of the craft in Seton Hall’s collection.

 

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