All posts in Women artists

Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi won’t make National Gallery show, but you can still see it

A forthcoming exhibition of works by Artemisia Gentileschi will further solidify her place among the (male) greats in the art historical cannon. The well-known and loved 17th century baroque artist has recently become a more recognised star, but her presence has been felt by various, often, but not always, women artist, art historians, and feminists. […]

‘100 Years | 100 Women’ at the Armory

One hundred years ago this year, women, and a handful of men, in the US fought for the right for women to have the vote. Their labour resulted in the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution allowing certain women the right to vote. While the amendment was not totally inclusive, for example, women of colour […]

The Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire work by women artists in 2020

With 2020 right around the corner, the time for New Year’s Resolutions is coming right up. The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced a major resolution: to only acquire works by women artists in 2020. Earlier this year, the museum made headlines for deaccessioning works by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, who they deemed over-represented […]

Baltimore Museum of Art to collect works by women artists only in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art has decided that next year, they’re embarking on a serious effort to help change the imbalance of male to female artists. During 2020, the museum will only buy artworks by artists who are female and those who identify as female. Their choice also coincides with the 100th anniversary the 19th […]

Anonymous Was a Woman art prize recognizes ten significant women artists

Recently, ten women artists were announced as the recipients of the 2019 Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) art award. Offering recipients a $25,000 unrestricted grant, the AWAW award recognizes women artists over 40 years of age who ‘have made significant contributions in their field to date.’ This year, AWAW chose Elia Alba (57), Marsha Cottrell […]

Recording Artists: a new podcast highlighting women artists

Being a woman in the art world is difficult. Woman artists, much like other minority groups of artists, have faced unique challenges within the art world, like sexism, underrepresentation, and under-recognition, to name only a few. Recently, exhibitions at the Prado and other museums and galleries have focused on female artists while studies have shown […]

‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’: an exhibition highlighting women artists long forgotten

On the whole, art history has favoured white, male, European men. Studies in recent years prove time and time again this harsh reality that has been well-known by minority artists and art historians. However, an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid that recently opened is working to correct a portion of history to highlight […]