If you missed the documentary “Who Does She Think She Is?” at Friends of Film Friday this month, your second chance is coming up Dec. 3-6 at Doris Duke Theatre. Find out why it’s so hard for women to be artists and also do the things women are expected to do. What do women sacrifice for their art? Quick—name 10 female artists. How many male artists can you name? That test alone should make you want to see “Who Does She Think She Is,” which includes Big Island printmaker Mayumi Oda (above). The footage of her farm and “goddess training center” is great. Makes you want to chuck it all in and move to Honoka‘a. Nadine Kam has a great story on the film and the issue in today’s Star Bulletin. Like Mayumi’s art? See her exhibition “Mauka Makai,” on view through Dec. 20 at the Robyn Buntin Gallery, just down the street from the Academy.
BONUS: In case you actually want to know the answer to the quiz, here are 10 women artists whom you may have heard of: Mary Cassatt (on view in Gallery 10), Louise Nevelson (on view in “Decades of Abstraction” right now), Helen Frankenthaler (also on view in Gallery 28), Georgia O’Keeffe (on view in the John Dominis and Damon Patches Holt Gallery), Alice Neel (who’s great portrait “Marisol” is in the Academy’s collection, but it’s in the vault at the moment), Elizabeth Peyton (her current show at the New Museum was organized by Laura Hoptman—juror of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009), Dana Schutz, Kara Walker, Camille Claudel, Louise Bourgeois. See how many are in the Academy’s collection and now on view? A reason to come down and browse the galleries if you haven’t been here for a while.