National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopens

November 21 2023

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Picture: The Guardian

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Guardian's Katy Hessel has contributed a piece regarding the recent reopning of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. The museum has been closed for a two-year refurbishment.

The piece contains lots of interesting statistics regarding the representation in galleries of female artists, including that 'just 1% of London’s National Gallery collection is made up of art by women'. As it happens, experience of the Old Master Paintings world never ceases to amaze me with how much effort is going into not only researching female artists, but finding neglected or misattributed paintings to bright back into the spotlight. The art market has played a key role in this, and no art fair these days is without newly presented works by well-known and more obscure female artists. Tate Britain's recent re-hang does a very good job of this too, and the upcoming exhibitition there focusing on this subject of British female artists will surely be one of great interest.

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