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Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney – Women Beyond Borders and Grrrls Beyond Borders Director: Jan Fieldsend  (Aug. 27 – Sept. 19, 1999)

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly – Director: Therese Kenyon; Assistant: Samantha Tunbridge (Sept. 21 – Oct. 10, 1999)

Broken Hill Art Gallery, Broken Hill, New  South Wales – “Boxes Outback” Coordinator: Diana Robson (Sept. 30 – Oct. 17, 1999)


Train stations in Graz, Vienna, Budapest, Lvov, and St. Petersburg – “Boxes on the Train.” Unprecedented traveling exhibition installed in a Russian sleeper car, traveling from Austria to Russia. Coordinators: Gina Ballinger, Eva Ursprung, Doris Jauk-Hinz (Austria) with Polina Fedorova, Veronika Dreier, Katya Galitzine, and others (Russia). (Aug. 29 – Sept. 9, 1996)


North Gallery, Dufferin Mall, Toronto – Sponsored in part by the Women’s Art Resource Center. Coordinators: Linda Abrahams, Fay Cromwell and Kate Brown (June 9 – July 12, 1998)

North Gallery, Dufferin Mall, Toronto – “Big Ideas in Small Boxes,” Toronto District School Board of Education exhibition of student boxes. Coordinator: Evangeline Wong (Sept. 26 – Nov. 15, 1998)


Melong Space, Zagreb – Virtual/actual exhibition featuring artists from Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia. Curator: Nada Beros (April 1998)


Wifredo Lam Center, Havana – Curator: Magda González; Director: Dr. Llilian Llanes (Aug. 7 – 30, 1998)


Newport Community Center, Newport – Curators: Penny Paine and Maureen McGee (July 25 – Aug. 30, 1999)


Binyanei Ha Uma ICC Contemporary Gallery, Jerusalem – In attendance were former US President, Bill Clinton, and former President, Shimon Peres. Director: Edna Ramot; Curator: Daphna Naor (March 11 –  April 27, 1996)

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah – Exhibition featuring Palestinian artists. Curator: Adila Sakakini (March 2003)


Galleria Extra Moenia, Art Moderna, Todi – Director: Giuliana Dorazio (May 4 – June 15, 1997)


Gallery Art Salon II, Chiba – Curator: Shoko Toma (March 8 – 21, 1996, and Feb. 28 – March 10, 1997)

Akino Fuku Museum, Tenryu – Director: Tamotsu Asano; Curators: Yoshihiro Ikka, Shoko Toma, Toshiyasu Ohi and Lesley Tannahill (April 17 – May 30, 1999)


Gallery One, Tokyo – Curators: Nobuhiro Sato, Park Tower Cultural Program and Shoko Toma (June 4 – 27, 1999)


National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi – Curator: Yoni Waite (Jan. 21 – Feb. 28, 1997)



Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca – Director: Fernando Solana; Curators: Rowena Galavitz and Cynthia Martinez; Coordinator: Mari Olguin, La Casa de la Mujer (Oct. 17 – Dec. 4, 1998)


Teen Dewal Mandir Temple, Pachali, Kathmandu – Coordinator: Dr. Michéle Andina (March 2 – 20, 1998)


Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg – Director: Nina Vozobieva; Coordinators: Polina Fedorova and Katya Galitzine (Dec. 3 – 30, 1996)


Sculpture Square, Singapore – Exhibition consisted of three sections of boxes from:

  •  Local women artists
  • Women from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), the University Women’s Association of Singapore (UWAS), and the Singapore Council of Women Organization (SCWO)
  • Open section featuring women from all walks of life.

These boxes were shown alongside the WBB collection of 125 international boxes. Guest-of-Honor: First Lady of Singapore, Madame Goh Chok Tong. Chairman: Edmund Cheng; Director: Pat Chen; Curators: Joyce Fan and Susie Wong  (March 1 – May 13, 2001)


Ivan Cankar Congress Centre, Ljubljana – Seventh International Festival of Contemporary Arts, City of Women  – Virtual exhibition/presentation.  Director: Koen Van Daele; Coordinator: Barbara Borcic and Nada Beros (Oct. 8 – 13, 2001)


Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel – WBB in conjunction with “Pandora: Women of Classical Greece,” an exhibition of objects from classical Greece organized by Dr. Ellen Reeder.  Director: Dr. Peter Blome; Assistant Director: Dr. Margot Schmidt,  Curators: Ella van der Meÿden, Ann-Kathe Wildberger and Heiderose Bilderbrand (April 28 –  June 23,  1996)


Formosa Tales – Organized in conjunction with Red Room at the Cloud Forest Gallery 27M – Coordinators: Christine Wu, Rose Huang, La Benida Hui and Roma Mehta (March 8th, 2021)


Heathrow and Stansted Airports – Organized by KLM UK and the National Museum of Women – Coordinators: Penny Paine, Belinda Harding, and Barbara Grundy  (March 8 – July 2000)

Rivington Gallery, London – Director: Harold Rubin Werner; Coordinators: Belinda Harding and Barbara Grundy (July 4 – 12, 2000)

Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes – Coordinators: Penny Paine,  Soraya Billimoria, Belinda Harding and Barbara Grundy (July 12 – Aug. 16, 1997)


Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), Santa Barbara, CA – Organizer: Nancy Doll, Director (Nov. 4 – Dec. 23, 1995)

Art Works Benefit Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA – Coordinator: Elena Siff, WBB Co-Founder (Feb. 5 – 28, 1999)

Lending a Hand Benefit Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (June 26 – Aug. 30, 1999)

Women’s International Symposium, College of the Canyons Art Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA – Coordinators: Penny Paine and Jennifer Hauss (Oct. 5 – 12, 2000)

Official 2002 Cultural Olympiad Event at Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City – WBB was selected as one of the Top Five events of the Cultural Olympiad. Over 4,000 children with disabilities around the world participated under auspices of VSArts, DC, and in collaboration with Children Beyond Borders. A selection of boxes were exhibited with WBB boxes. Honored guests included Ruth Lubbers, Director of Art Access Gallery, Bouijin Rogge and Nane Annan. (Jan. 18 – March 17, 2002)


Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City – Event in connection with the University of Utah Women’s Week featured more than 5,000 viewers. (March 25 – 30, 2002)

Ontario International Airport, SW Terminal, Ontario, CA – Coordinators: James and Connie Olson (April 4,  2001 – June 30, 2002)

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) – “The Art of Building Community,” Homecoming retrospective exploring the ten-year history and global impact of Women Beyond Borders featured more than 7,000 viewers. Adjunct projects with the UCSB Multicultural Center, Women’s Center and Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara/TRIBE Teen Program. Curators: Marla Berns and Anette Kubitza.(Oct. 1, 2002 – Dec. 15, 2002)

Fowler Museum UCLA – “The Art of Building Community,” Homecoming retrospective exploring the ten-year history and global impact of Women Beyond Borders. Adjunct projects with Girls, Inc. Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Unified School District. Curators: Marla Berns and Anette Kbitza. (Dec. 2, 2001 – April 21, 2002)

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee – More than 50,000 people viewed the exhibit. (March 6 – July 20, 2003)

Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA  (Sept. 1 – Oct. 13, 2004)

Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto – “Out of the Box,” Women Beyond Borders/Tajima Creative Event/Auction. Included collaborations between artists and extraordinary women in other fields. (October 10 – 13, 2006)

World Trade Center, Seattle – “Out of the Box,” Women Beyond Borders/Tajima Creative Event. Included homeless women from Angeline’s Center, young women at risk from Girls First/YWCA, and collaborations between artists and extraordinary women.  (Oct. 25, 2006)

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula – “The Art of Building Community.” More than 1,200 fifth graders from Missoula County viewed the boxes, watched the videos, and created their own boxes.  (March 12 – June 8, 2007)

California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo (CSUCI) – “Women Beyond Borders: What’s a box got to do with it? Reflections on the body”: Curators: Anette Kubitza, Ph. D., and Lorraine Serena. WBB boxes with a body theme were displayed in conjunction with interdisciplinary events focused on body image and eating disorders. (Jan. 31 – March 24, 2011)  http://www.csuci.edu/news/releases/2011_nationaleatingdisorderawareness.htm

Museum of Ventura County, Ventura – “Women Beyond Borders” WBB boxes were displayed at the Museum of Ventura County in conjunction with the Rubicon Theatre Company’s Women Beyond Borders production. (May 3 – July 14, 2019)


Gallery Zvono, Belgrade – Exhibition featuring artists from former Yugoslavia. Coordinator: Jasna Janicijevic (Nov. 1997)



Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney – “Grrrls Beyond Borders,” Satellite Exhibition of boxes by 300 female high school students held simultaneously with WBB exhibition. Organized by Michaela James, member of The Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney. (Aug. 28 –  Sept. 18, 1999)


North Gallery, Dufferin Mall, Toronto – “Smart Ideas in Small Boxes,” Adjunct Exhibition of boxes from the children’s workshops. (Sept. 1998)


Sculpture Square, Singapore – “100 Women’s Voices,” open to all women residents of Singapore. (March 8 – May 17, 2001)


Fowler Museum UCLA, Los Angeles, and the University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA – “Girls Inc./Stepping Outside the Box”: Featuring the works of one hundred Girl’s Inc. participants from the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas (Los Angeles: Jan. –  April, 2002;  Santa Barbara: Oct. – Dec. 2002)

VSA Arts, ARTiculate Gallery, Washington, D.C. – “Children Beyond Borders” (July 1 – 31, 2002)

Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN (March 2003)

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN – “Girl Scouts Beyond Borders” (March 6 – July 20, 2003)

VSA Arts in collaboration with the Department of Interior Museum, Washington, D.C. – Part of a series, “Art Collaboration and Conservation.” (Oct. 8  – Dec. 31, 2003)

Art Access Gallery/VSA Arts Utah, Salt Lake City – Children Beyond Borders: Inspired by the success of Women Beyond Borders, VSA Arts invited 4,500 children with disabilities from more than 50 countries to transform cardboard boxes. The result is a collection of original artwork expressing children’s ideas, dreams and visions. (Jan. 18 – March 17, 2002)

Fowler Museum UCLA, Los Angeles, CA – Youth Beyond Borders: A city-wide box project featuring one thousand students from Los Angeles Unified School District. (Jan. –  April 2002)

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