CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH US! The National Museum of Women in the Arts
It started with a seemingly simple question: Can you name five women artists?
Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking this question on social media each March during Women’s History Month using the hashtag #5WomenArtists. The campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.
So far, more than 1,000 cultural institutions from seven continents and 47 countries, plus over 10,000 individuals have participated! Click here to continue reading
The museum’s mission year-round is to address gender imbalance in the art world, but every March—Women’s History Month—NMWA has an opportunity to catch the attention of a wider audience to celebrate women artists. Check out what’s going on this year!
Featured photo: Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas, 1997; Purchased with funds donated by the Estate of Barbara Bingham Moore, Olga V. Hargis Family Trusts and the Members Acquisition Fund. Photograph courtesy of the artist; © 1997 Faith Ringgold
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