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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 […]

Rediscover Marie Raymond’s luminous canvases at Diane de Polignac

“A painting is harmony, order, balance, created among the chaos of the colored world”, said Marie Raymond. For the first time in too many years, the exhibition “To the Light” (September 19 – November 29, 2019),at the Diane de Polignac Gallery in Paris offers up a vibrant tribute to the visionary French painter Marie Raymond, […]

Survey of Swiss museums finds vast underrepresentation of women artists over the last decade

A recent survey conducted by and RTS, Switzerland’s public television, has found that over the last decade, male artists have vastly outnumbered female artists in exhibitions held at 80 of Switzerland’s museums. This study highlights that despite museums trying to correct issues of diversity and underrepresentation for female artists that persist in today’s institutions […]

Carolee Schneemann, pioneering performance artist

A painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance artist and installation artist whose works confronted taboos around the body, gender and sexuality, the performance-art pioneer Carolee Schneemann recently passed at her home in New Paltz, N.Y. at the age of 79 due to breast cancer. Schneemann began as a painter. In 1961, after completing her master’s degree in […]