March is here, and it's time to celebrate Women’s History Month (WHM)! Below you will find a diverse variety of events, ranging from historical exhibits to networking opportunities, all focusing on female figures right here in Downtown Indy. Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and start crafting your tailored Downtown experience this season. Be sure to click the links to learn more about each experience.
Exhibits focused on Female Leaders
Take a moment to recognize and celebrate these impactful female leaders currently featured at some of Downtown’s premier destinations. From educating communities to using art to create social change, these figures have left a lasting impact on global history in remarkable ways. Afterwards, Victory will be standing tall and proud atop the Soldiers' and Sailors’ Monument for your enjoyment!
Changing Views: The Photography of Dorothea Lange
Take in 30 astonishing photographs by legendary documentary photographer Dorothea Lange beginning on March 4 at the Eiteljorg Museum. Changing Views: The Photography of Dorothea Lange highlights her iconic portraits throughout the 1930s, from The Great Depression to World War II, which awakened the nation’s conscience to important social issues. The exhibition is complemented by works from other social documentarians of the era, contemporary photographers, Herron School of Art + Design students, and community members. See the collection Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Now until August 3, 2024, the Indiana Historical Society continues its run of Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana, documenting the inspiring story of Auschwitz survivor, Holocaust educator, and activist Eva Mozes Kor. Visitors can explore never-before-seen artifacts and images which highlight pivotal moments in Kor’s life, ranging from her time in Auschwitz to her role in igniting a global manhunt for the infamous Dr. Joseph Mengele. The exhibit also features interactive elements including a virtual reality simulation to Auschwitz with voice excerpts from Eva Kor. See the collection Tuesday-Saturday every week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for more ways to connect with women’s history this March? Take a trip to the NCAA Hall of Champions for a detailed look at Title IX and its impact on athletics. Explore its inception over 50 years ago and how it allowed women equal opportunity to participate not only in sports, but also a broader set of programs across the United States’ education system. For a family focused experience, head to The Children’s Museum for The Power of Children: Making a Difference®, featuring the stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Malala Yousafzai.
To read more about women figures in Downtown Indy, check out our Notable Ladies blog.
Female Performing Artists
Hoping to catch some live music? Show your love and support for great female musicians this Women's History Month by attending one of these timely concerts!
HI-FI & LO-FI Lounge
The HI-FI and LO-FI Lounge in Fountain Square present a variety of shows throughout the month of March, featuring lead and supporting acts from female artists. Check out the full calendar below, with a mix of genres to choose from including indie rock, R&B, bluegrass, folk, and punk.
Want to further explore some educational resources in the coming weeks led by talented, local women? Read on for ways to connect and participate with the Indy Maven Space, Indiana Commission for Women, and Madam Walker Legacy Center.
Maven Space is hosting multiple experiences in March, all of which are led by women leaders with a determined and driven mindset. Click below for an engagement opportunity in March.
“See It, Believe It, Achieve It!” The Madam Walker Legacy Center will partner with influential leader, girl power activist, and radio personality Karen Vaughn to host her 8th annual vision board party on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. You can hear her inspiring voice weekly on Indianapolis’ heritage Radio One UAC station 106.7 WTLC. Come learn about women empowerment from the one and only Karen Vaughn! Tickets will be on sale soon.