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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2024




For WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2023, we have curated a group of video interviews from the ArtSpeak archives with prominent women in the arts,  who are connected to the Miami and South Florida areas.

Beginning March, 2020, the videos below were recorded via Zoom. Click on any video link (below the images). You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.



The Multi-Faceted Jane Alexander


JANE ALEXANDER is an American author, actress, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has received a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards and been nominated for four Academy Awards. She is also a naturalist and conservationist.




Katja Esson: Filmmaker


KATJA ESSON is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker based in Miami and Havana who mixes documentary and narrative genres.




Suzanne Delehanty: Leading Museums


SUZANNE DELEHANTY has had a distinguished career in the arts as a museum director, curator, and art consultant.  Delehanty has been director of the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, the Neuberger Museum of Art at State University of New York in Purchase, the Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM) in Houston, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, and the Miami Art Museum (MAM) which became the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).




Jane Leavy: Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe


JANE LEAVY is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the World He Created; The Last Boy, Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood; Sandy Koufax, A Lefty’s Legacy; and the comic novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.”




Michele Oka Doner: A Woman of Nature


MICHELE OKA DONER is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, as well as costume and set design. Whether large scale architectural objects or intimately scaled objects, Oka Doner’s work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary.





Pat Bosch, Design Director at Perkins + Will


As the Design Director of the Miami office of Perkins + Will since 1996, PAT BOSCH has been internationally recognized for her design work specializing in a diversity of buildings types. Her projects have been honored with multiple design awards both nationally and internationally, and work has been published in numerous architectural magazines and client industry journals. As a key representative of Perkins+Will’s design leadership, she has participated in nationally recognized think tanks and international design symposia.





Pat Mitchell: Lifelong Advocate for Women in Media


PAT MITCHELL is a lifelong advocate for women and girls. At every step of her career, Mitchell has broken new ground for women, leveraging the power of media as a journalist, an Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated producer to tell women’s stories and increase the representation of women onscreen and off.





Elisa Turner: Art Critic


ELISA TURNER is an award-winning art critic and art journalist. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, U.S. Section, and ArtTable, a national organization for women in visual arts professions. Her art writing has appeared in ARTnews, Miami Herald, Artburstmiami, Art+Auction, Arte Al Dia, Art Circuits, Delicious Line, Hamptons Art Hub, ArtSpeak, Miami Rail and other publications.





GAIL SHEEHY (1937-2020) was an iconic author, journalist, and lecturer. Sheehy is the author of seventeen books, including Passages (1976), named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times. She has written biographies and character studies of major twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.